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Patient Advocate and Administrative Assistant
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Graves' Disease and Thryoid Foundation
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Telephone: (877) 643-3123
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Recent News

Recent Forum Posts

  • On Week 12 and very discouraged

    July 20, 2016, 1:22 p.m.

    Hopefully, your doctor is looking at Free T4 and T3 in making dosing decisions. TSH can remain suppressed for...

  • 3 year old with graves

    July 20, 2016, 1:18 p.m.

    Liz1967 Just one study. Methimazole is not a totally innocuous drug. Agranulocytosis is a bone marrow...

  • Iodine questions

    July 19, 2016, 11:14 p.m.

    When I was first diagnosed with Graves', a well-meaning relative suggested that I take an iodine supplement....

  • Iodine questions

    July 19, 2016, 12:35 p.m.

    Hi and welcome to the forum - you'll find lots of help and good information here. Your question caught my...

  • Iodine questions

    July 19, 2016, 10:47 a.m.

    Hello and welcome, I myself have not been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. However when tested my thyroid...

  • On Week 12 and very discouraged

    July 19, 2016, 5:37 a.m.

    That is very helpful. I am anxious to talk to the dr today. I am feeling very hyper - woke up STARVING! It is...

  • thyroidectomy: what is the rationale and your experience?

    July 19, 2016, 5:28 a.m.

    1. When I was initially diagnosed with Graves' almost 5 years ago, I was leaning toward thyroidectomy because...

  • On Week 12 and very discouraged

    July 18, 2016, 8:19 p.m.

    Oh, so sorry! That TSH must have you feeling miserable! (I think my mood is much worse when my hormone levels...

  • thyroidectomy: what is the rationale and your experience?

    July 18, 2016, 6:01 p.m.

    I had a total thyroidectomy after six months on methimazole. Best decision I ever made. A good surgeon pretty...

  • thyroidectomy: what is the rationale and your experience?

    July 18, 2016, 9:34 a.m.

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if I could get your thoughts. I have been on methimazole and finding the right...

  • On Week 12 and very discouraged

    July 18, 2016, 7:03 a.m.

    I got my blood tests back and my TSH is 15 times what is supposed to be. This explains the weight. I am off...

  • Iodine questions

    July 15, 2016, 4:54 p.m.

    I was diagnosed with Graves' disease two years ago and was put on atd methimazole 20mg. I have recently...

  • 3 year old with graves

    July 15, 2016, 8:42 a.m.

    Hello again, You already have been told about Dr. Scott Rivkees’ videos Here is the link to one of his videos...

  • 3 year old with graves

    July 13, 2016, 11:54 a.m.

    Massive plasmacytosis with severe marrow suppression induced by methimazole in Graves' disease patients: case...

  • 3 year old with graves

    July 13, 2016, 11:33 a.m.

    Receiving conflicting advice does not make it easy for you to choose the best treatment for your daughter....

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