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Santa Monica Event Registration!

April 6, 2019

If you are in the Los Angeles area and would like to learn more about Graves' disease, pease join us for a special "Ask the Experts" session co-hosted by the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and the Graves' Disease and Thyroid Foundation

Date/Time: Saturday, April 6th from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

Click here for details and registration!

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  • Santa Monica Event Registration!

    April 6, 2019

    If you are in the Los Angeles area and would like to learn more about Graves' disease, pease join us for a special "Ask the Experts" session co-hosted by the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and the Graves' Disease and Thyroid Foundation

    Date/Time: Saturday, April 6th from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
    Location: Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA, 90401

    Click here for details and registration!

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  • Teprotumumab Phase III Trial Top Line Results Released

    March 1, 2019

    Horizon Pharma has just released top line results for the Phase III trial of Teprotumumab, a potential new treatment for thyroid eye disease. Detailed Phase III data will be submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal and presented at a medical congress later this year. Click this link to learn more: http://bit.ly/2ECfINj

    Raymond Douglas, M.D., Ph.D., the study’s co-principal investigator, director of the orbital and thyroid eye disease program ...

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  • GDATF Statement on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush

    Dec. 3, 2018

    ​Statement from the Graves' Disease and Thyroid Foundation (GDATF) on the passing of President George H.W. Bush:

    We were saddened to learn of the passing of Pres. George H.W. Bush, and extend our condolences to his family and friends.

    With his diagnosis of Graves' disease in 1991, Pres. Bush not only raised the profile of Graves' disease in the public consciousness, but was also an example of how patients can persevere and lead ...

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  • Recent News

  • Recent Forum Posts

  • Graves antibodies, TED and levothyroxine

    March 20, 2019, 3:02 p.m.

    Hello and welcome - hopefully, those who have had RAI and also those who have been through eye surgery can...

  • Graves antibodies, TED and levothyroxine

    March 19, 2019, 10:11 a.m.

    Hello. I’m new to this group and based in the UK. I have read with interest posts on TED and surgery - I am...

  • Going off methimazole expectations

    March 19, 2019, 9:30 a.m.

    Hello - Both are antibody tests, but TSI measures stimulating antibodies only, while TRAb picks up all...

  • Going off methimazole expectations

    March 18, 2019, 10:32 a.m.

    Kimberly - could you explain more about the TSI and TRAb? I am still struggling with feeling...

  • Links between thyroid, cholesterol, diabetes

    March 8, 2019, 3:35 a.m.

    They still say further research is needed in that article. I hope someone's on it. haha

  • Feels like PMS all the time

    March 1, 2019, 2:39 p.m.

    Hi. I'm a blast from the past, and it's so good to see Kimberly still here and running this place. Thank you...

  • Nails

    March 1, 2019, 11:55 a.m.

    I did find this : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29780134 and this:...

  • Nails

    March 1, 2019, 11:25 a.m.

    i have had the same thing on my left big toenail since Graves began, even when on methimazole for the first 6...

  • Nails

    March 1, 2019, 8:17 a.m.

    Hello and welcome - hopefully, others here can chime in with their experiences. I do know that being hyper or...

  • Orbital Decompression

    March 1, 2019, 4:15 a.m.

    It is not as bad as you are anticipating. You might have two uncomfortable postop days. If you do not do it...

  • Nails

    March 1, 2019, 3:51 a.m.

    Has anyone had any trouble with the finger nails and toe nails. I had my thyroid removed in 2007 after a...

  • Feels like PMS all the time

    Feb. 28, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

    I lost up to 20 pounds over several years before a doctor finally suspected thyroid problems and began the...

  • Orbital Decompression

    Feb. 28, 2019, 4:05 p.m.

    Hello - I've not had an OD, but we've heard many success stories from patients who have. Having an...

  • Orbital Decompression

    Feb. 28, 2019, 10:21 a.m.

    Hi all - I am getting ready to schedule the orbital decompression and I am scared to death - almost scared...

  • Feels like PMS all the time

    Feb. 25, 2019, 8:41 a.m.

    Hello - Like Liz1967, I've not heard of this as a side effect of levothyroxine. Have you started or stopped...

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