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Steve Flynn
President & CEO
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Kimberly Dorris
Executive Director
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Ellen Brightly
Patient Advocate and Administrative Assistant
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Graves' Disease and Thryoid Foundation
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Rancho Santa Fe, CA  92067

Telephone: (877) 643-3123
Toll Free National: 1-877-643-3123
Fax: 877-643-3123 (same as phone number)

Recent News

Recent Forum Posts

  • Question from an old-timer

    Aug. 30, 2016, 6:34 p.m.

    Hi Shirley - so nice (and so comforting) to hear from you, to see you're still here and still helping people...

  • Question from an old-timer

    Aug. 30, 2016, 12:03 a.m.

    What kind of calcium are you taking? I'd heard at one point that Calcium Citrate was better than Calcium...

  • Question from an old-timer

    Aug. 29, 2016, 8:59 p.m.

    If you have not done it, ask for a calcium level with your next lab draw. If it is WNL (within normal limits)...

  • Question from an old-timer

    Aug. 29, 2016, 7:48 p.m.

    Hello, Kimberly - nice to “see” you, too! The doc who diagnosed me with osteo didn't recommend...

  • Question from an old-timer

    Aug. 29, 2016, 1:31 p.m.

    Hi Sue - Nice to “see” you! Rather than stopping the calcium supplements, I would talk to your...

  • Newly Diagnosed and not doing well

    Aug. 29, 2016, 12:52 p.m.

    Thyroid levels do affect mood so you will hopefully feel better as your levels stabilize. Very few, if any,...

  • Newly Diagnosed and not doing well

    Aug. 28, 2016, 6:42 p.m.

    Hi all, Thank you for the nice and detailed replies. Yes, I am on methimazole and propranolol. Unfortunately...

  • Question from an old-timer

    Aug. 28, 2016, 3:07 p.m.

    Thanks, Liz. I actually set my alarm for 6:00 a.m., grab my Levothyroxine and water that I keep by the bed,...

  • Question from an old-timer

    Aug. 28, 2016, 12:49 p.m.

    If you want or need to stay on calcium, you could just increase your levothyroxine to accommodate that. My...

  • Question from an old-timer

    Aug. 28, 2016, 11:29 a.m.

    Hmmmmmm…. may have found the culprit, but it still shouldn't have this much of an effect, but who...

  • Question from an old-timer

    Aug. 27, 2016, 5:16 p.m.

    My TSH varies between a little less than 1 and a little more than 2. Prior to Graves, it would be 1.5 one...

  • Question from an old-timer

    Aug. 27, 2016, 4:40 p.m.

    Hi Guys and Gals. Life after thyroidectomy has been really good for the most part. Finding the right dose was...

  • Thyroidectomy: did your surgeon require euthyroid?

    Aug. 27, 2016, 4:25 a.m.

    My Methimazole dose was increased to get my FT4 into the low range, I believe even slightly below normal, in...

  • Thyroidectomy: did your surgeon require euthyroid?

    Aug. 27, 2016, 1:59 a.m.

    When I was first diagnosed, I was interested in thyroidectomy, but it took me a really long time (like, a...

  • Thyroidectomy: did your surgeon require euthyroid?

    Aug. 26, 2016, 10:59 p.m.

    My experience the same as Kimberly described. Shirley

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