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Graves' Disease and Thyroid Eye Disease Educational Events in Chapel Hill, Boston, and Philadelphia!

April 12, 2014

Saturday, April 12th in Chapel Hill/Raleigh, NC - Presented by the GDATF Raleigh Support Group, UNC School of Medicine, and Kittner Eye Center.  Please click here to view the event flyer or click here to register.

Saturday, May 10th in Boston, MA - Presented by the GDATF and Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary. Please click here to register.

Saturday, November 22nd in Philadelphia, PA - Special program on Children & Graves' disease presented by the GDATF and Children's ...

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  • Graves' Disease and Thyroid Eye Disease Educational Events in Chapel Hill, Boston, and Philadelphia!

    April 12, 2014

    Saturday, April 12th in Chapel Hill/Raleigh, NC - Presented by the GDATF Raleigh Support Group, UNC School of Medicine, and Kittner Eye Center.  Please click here to view the event flyer or click here to register.

    Saturday, May 10th in Boston, MA - Presented by the GDATF and Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary. Please click here to register.

    Saturday, November 22nd in Philadelphia, PA - Special program on Children & Graves' disease presented by the GDATF and Children's ...

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  • New Survey on Graves' Disease - Please Participate!

    Oct. 18, 2013

    In 1992, the Graves' Disease & Thyroid Foundation (back then called the National Graves' Disease Foundation) participated in a landmark survey regarding emotional and behavioral complaints and Graves' disease. The results of the survey study, which were published in 1996 in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, increased the awareness of the medical community to the neuropsychiatric symptomatology associated with Graves’ disease. The GDATF is honored to participate in a follow-up to this survey to ...

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  • New TED Study

    May 16, 2013



    The Patient Recruiting Agency™ announces the recruitment for a medical research study of individuals with thyroid eye disease associated with Graves’ disease (also called Graves’ orbitopathy).

    This research study will involve 84 patients with thyroid eye disease across approximately 20 study centers in the United States. Study participants must be 18 to 75 years of age and must have had symptoms of thyroid eye disease for fewer than six months. To qualify, participants must have ...

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  • Recent Forum Posts

  • Meds interfering with Levothyroxine

    April 15, 2014, 5:41 p.m.

    Kimberly SueAndHerZoo Since that check up I lowered my dose a slight bit more and was very eager to hear...

  • Post RAI levels and exercise questions

    April 15, 2014, 4:13 p.m.

    Hello and welcome! The primary concern with exercise is to avoid strenuous activity while hyperthyroid....

  • Meds interfering with Levothyroxine

    April 15, 2014, 4:04 p.m.

    SueAndHerZoo Since that check up I lowered my dose a slight bit more and was very eager to hear about my...

  • Communication with MD

    April 15, 2014, 3:57 p.m.

    Hello - This should be a credible resource regarding surgery and hyper/hypothyroidism. Dr. Cooper is on the...

  • New to the group. lab questions?

    April 15, 2014, 3:44 p.m.

    Hi Amber - As Ellen mentioned, we aren't allowed to interpret labs, but make sure that your doc is familiar...

  • Pondering TT

    April 15, 2014, 3:39 p.m.

    scanders What happens to the antibodies with TT? Are they just gone? There is a lot that isn't completely...

  • was surgery a good choice?

    April 15, 2014, 3:29 p.m.

    This is a good resource from the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons: (Note on links: if you click...

  • Well, here goes!

    April 15, 2014, 3:14 p.m.

    AzGravesGuy Waking up from anesthesia I felt like my body had taken a huge exhale. Love this description -...

  • What is your life like after RAI ?

    April 14, 2014, 12:37 a.m.

    Hi Lilly! I had RAI in December of 2013. January and February 2014 I felt pretty awful; I'm pretty sure I was...

  • Post RAI levels and exercise questions

    April 13, 2014, 12:41 p.m.

    So I was diagnosed with Graves a year ago this Tuesday. My levels were about 3x higher than normal. So I was...

  • Meds interfering with Levothyroxine

    April 12, 2014, 9:56 p.m.

    Thanks, Raspberry, but how frustrating, huh? I mean, now that I'm real hyper again, my colitis will probably...

  • Communication with MD

    April 12, 2014, 6:44 p.m.

    I thought that thyroid and eyes were 2 separate processes, but I didn't really know, so I asked. I found...

  • Meds interfering with Levothyroxine

    April 12, 2014, 4:04 p.m.

    Hi Sue, congrats on the colitis remission, that is wonderful! I hope the thyroid meds situation can be sorted...

  • Communication with MD

    April 12, 2014, 4 p.m.

    Hi Scanders, I've had the experiene like you all to often of finding my doctors' feet made of clay. It's...

  • Communication with MD

    April 12, 2014, 9:44 a.m.

    Not a problem for too long (which it isn't) OR to rant! Thanks for writing. I'll have to defer to academia,...

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