Hold control (command on a Mac) and press the + key as many times as necessary to increase the font size.
Hold control (command on a Mac) and press the - key to reduce the font size. - hide
Online Bulletin Board Support Group Users: click "Forum" to view archives and post messages. - hide
Show/Hide

Save the Dates - Patient Education Events Coming in Baltimore and Boston!

Oct. 8, 2017

Save the dates - the GDATF is headed to the East Coast this fall to host two patient education events

Baltimore: Sunday, Oct. 8th (during the THYCA annual meeting for thyroid cancer survivors).
Boston: Saturday, Oct. 14th (co-hosted by Massachusetts Eye and Ear).

Info on registration, times, and presenters will be coming soon!

Read More

  • Save the Dates - Patient Education Events Coming in Baltimore and Boston!

    Oct. 8, 2017

    Save the dates - the GDATF is headed to the East Coast this fall to host two patient education events

    Baltimore: Sunday, Oct. 8th (during the THYCA annual meeting for thyroid cancer survivors).
    Boston: Saturday, Oct. 14th (co-hosted by Massachusetts Eye and Ear).

    Info on registration, times, and presenters will be coming soon!

    Read More

  • Thyroid Eye Disease Breakthrough!

    June 30, 2017

    If you've been diagnosed with thyroid eye disease, you know that the current options leave much to be desired: wait, wait, wait, wait some more -- and eventually get approved for one or more surgeries to address bulging, swelling, and double vision. (With steroid therapy sometimes used as a temporary stopgap).  However, the successful trial of a brand new drug could prove to be a game-changer for patients living with this disfiguring and frustrating condition ...

    Read More

  • Wilmer Eye Institute Thyroid Eye Disease Study

    June 30, 2017

    The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute is currently recruiting patients for a new clinical study using celecoxib (Celebrex), a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis, as a treatment for active thyroid eye disease (TED).  The study is intended to evaluate the efficacy of COX-2 inhibition in the treatment of active TED and its ability to improve both the acute ...

    Read More

  • Recent Forum Posts

  • After a long absence, back again!

    Aug. 19, 2017, 8:28 p.m.

    Hi emmtee, My doctor said that on one side there was very little of the thyroid left and what was there was...

  • After a long absence, back again!

    Aug. 19, 2017, 7:47 p.m.

    I'm glad you're doing well after your surgery. I've always wondered what happened to the thyroid after RAI....

  • After a long absence, back again!

    Aug. 19, 2017, 7:27 a.m.

    Hi everybody, TT is all done and I seem to be back to my old self, well aside from the rough gobs of glue on...

  • After a long absence, back again!

    Aug. 18, 2017, 10:35 a.m.

    Good luck! I'll be sending good thoughts your way on the 16th. All of you “old timers” were so...

  • Blast from the past

    Aug. 12, 2017, 5:34 p.m.

    Oh another thing, I too had RAI and my synthoird dose only changed 3 times in 7 years. The changes occured in...

  • Blast from the past

    Aug. 12, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

    I have found that diet plays a big part in how my eyes are from day to day and how I actually feel. ( I feel...

  • Eyelid retraction correction surgery

    Aug. 11, 2017, 3:04 p.m.

    Hi, I would like to get your blog link regarding your upper eyelid retraction surgery. I'm seriously...

  • Eyelid surgery a breeze

    Aug. 11, 2017, 3 p.m.

    I'm considering having my upper eyelid retraction corrected. I've gone to several oculoplastics and gotten...

  • Save the Dates: Patient Events in Baltimore (Oct. 8) and Boston (Oct. 14)!

    Aug. 10, 2017, 3:44 p.m.

    Save the dates - the GDATF is headed to the East Coast this fall to host two patient education events!...

  • After a long absence, back again!

    Aug. 9, 2017, 3:38 a.m.

    There are internal dissolvable sutures, the glue only holds together the superficial skin. I had glue, no...

  • After a long absence, back again!

    Aug. 8, 2017, 11:36 p.m.

    I'm glad you were able to meet with your surgeon. It sounds like you're getting good care. My surgeon used...

  • After a long absence, back again!

    Aug. 6, 2017, 2:06 p.m.

    Sending good thoughts and good wishes to you, Barbra - just like you have sent to so many of us here on the...

  • Blast from the past

    Aug. 5, 2017, 7:20 a.m.

    Duh….. of course you're right, Kimberly….. I did not click the “Subscribe” button....

  • After a long absence, back again!

    Aug. 5, 2017, 6:41 a.m.

    Hi, Had the pre-op checkup yesterday and everything is still a go for the 16th. Won't have a time until about...

  • Blast from the past

    Aug. 4, 2017, 11:10 a.m.

    Hi Sue - Wow, interesting that you felt such a difference from giving up gluten! Some people do have Celiac...

Questions? Problems? Please contact us at info@ngdf.org or 877-643-3123.

GDATF on Facebook
Thank you to our Diamond Sponsors:
Quidel-Thyretain The Bell Charitable Foundation

Support the GDATF and become a member today!

© 2017 Graves' Disease & Thyroid Foundation