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Patient Bulletins



The Graves’ Disease  and Thyroid Foundation has posted informational “Bulletins” on Graves’ disease to our website.
These bulletins cover several areas of concern that are beneficial to patients and family members. The bulletins are in pdf form so they're printable from your home computer. If you have any suggestions on topics you would like information on, send us a message in the Contact Us section of our website.

Topics

Diagnosis & Treatment Options

1. Graves' Disease – Hyperthyroidism

2. Treating Graves' with radioactive iodine

3. Tapazole and Propylthiouracil in Graves' Disease

4. Treatment of Graves' Disease - An Overview

5. Thyroidectomy for Graves' - Surgical Option

6. Thyroid Hormone Replacement and other Medications

7. Treating Graves' - different strokes for different folks

8. Beta Blockers in Graves' Disease

Graves’ Eye Disease

9.  Graves' Disease - Eye Interventions

10. Graves' Ophthalmopathy - What Is It?

11. Graves' Disease - Rehabilitative Surgery

12. Graves' Disease - Eyelid Surgery

13. Eye Changes with Graves' - Continuing Concepts

14. Graves' Disease – Double Vision

15. Graves' Ophthalmopathy and Radiation Therapy

16. Dry eyes

17. Glaucoma and Graves' Disease

18. Anatomical Pictures of Normal vs. Graves' Eye Muscles

19. Dry Eyes, Watery Eyes, Itching Eyes

20. Thyroid Related Orbitopathy (TRO)

21. Graves' Eye Disease - treating the inflamed phase

22. A Letter From Your Eye Doctor

Psychosocial & Emotional Effects

23. Living with Graves' Disease

24. Me, Bush and Graves’ Disease

25. Living With a Rare Disorder - I

26. Living With a Rare Disorder - II

27. Living With a Rare Disorder - III

28. An Open Letter to Husbands of Graves' Patients

29. Graves' Disease - A Man's Perspective

30. Neuropsychiatric Complaints in Graves' patients

31. Unmasking and Dealing with Depression - I

32. Unmasking and Dealing with Depression – II

33. Mind & Body Connection - attitudes affect your health

34. What’s Wrong With Me

Other Topics

35. Graves' Disease and Pregnancy

36. Students & Graves’

37. Osteoporosis and Thyroid Disease

38. Signs & Symptoms of Thyroid Disease (illustrated)

39. Signs and Symptoms - Thyroid Disease in Children

40. Cholesterol Management in Graves' Disease

41. What to Ask Your Doctor? A Good Question

42. Understanding Your Blood Tests

43. Nutrition

44. Food and Drug Interactions

45. Graves' patients & Non-prescription drugs

46.  Graves' Disease and Pregnancy Planning - 2010

47.  Graves' Disease and Pregnancy - 2010

48.  Thyroid Ultrasound 101

49.  A Short History of Graves' Disease Reporting in North American Newspapers

50.  Radioiodine Treatment for Thyroid Disease

51.  Diagnosis and Treatment of Subclinical Hypothyroidism

52. Playing on One String - Day to Day Life With Graves'

53. Deciphering Scientific Studies: Join the "Journal Club"!

Recent News

Recent Forum Posts

  • Getting regulated after thyroidectomy

    June 17, 2020, 4:49 p.m.

    This is great news - thanks for the update!

  • Getting regulated after thyroidectomy

    June 17, 2020, 2:06 p.m.

    Thank you for all the great info and support. I DID start feeling better Saturday, which was 4 days after...

  • Getting regulated after thyroidectomy

    June 12, 2020, 6:11 p.m.

    Hello - as Liz1967 noted, your body needs some time to heal, and you will need some time (a few weeks) to...

  • Thyroid Cancer

    June 12, 2020, 6:04 p.m.

    Hello - For patients who are considered low risk, RAI is not always recommended after thyroidectomy. Your...

  • Getting regulated after thyroidectomy

    June 12, 2020, 10:43 a.m.

    Liz, Thank you for your informative post. They didn't tell me not to take calcium within four hours of my...

  • Getting regulated after thyroidectomy

    June 11, 2020, 1:35 p.m.

    Do not take any calcium within 4 hours of taking your thyroid replacement. It interferes with absorption. You...

  • Getting regulated after thyroidectomy

    June 11, 2020, 8:59 a.m.

    I had my thyroid removed on June 3 rd and felt normal again for about 4 days, then started to decline. I've...

  • Thyroid Cancer

    June 11, 2020, 8:54 a.m.

    Thank you for your encouragement! I really appreciate it.

  • Thyroid Cancer

    June 10, 2020, 4:33 a.m.

    This is one of the major reasons to choose a thyroidectomy as Graves patients have a higher risk for...

  • Thyroid Cancer

    June 9, 2020, 1:39 p.m.

    I am one week out of choosing a Thyroidectomy. I was diagnosed with Graves in February. Today, I went in for...

  • New to this and need advice!!

    May 21, 2020, 8:48 a.m.

    Hi Kelly, It took a long time for me to get to the right MMI doseage. At one point I had to be checked once a...

  • New to this and need advice!!

    May 20, 2020, 6:43 p.m.

    Hello and welcome - The experience with methimazole is very individual. Many patients end up doing well on a...

  • Newly Diagnosed and not doing well

    May 20, 2020, 6:39 p.m.

    Hello and welcome - You might also try the PM feature, as members don't always check back here once they are...

  • New to this and need advice!!

    May 20, 2020, 5:55 p.m.

    It is hard to keep levels where you want them on methimazole. It requires frequent monitoring and dose...

  • Newly Diagnosed and not doing well

    May 17, 2020, 2:02 p.m.

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

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