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New Patient Events in Washington, D.C. and Chicago!

Oct. 6, 2018

Our San Diego Patient Conference is in the books, and we're headed East this fall - hopefully, to a location near you!

Washington, DC, Oct. 6th - Patient forum hosted by the American Thyroid Association and the Alliance for Patient Education (including the GDATF).

Chicago, IL, Oct. 21st - Graves' Patient education event in conjunction with ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors, Inc. conference.

Please stay tuned for details, including speakers and registration information!

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  • New Patient Events in Washington, D.C. and Chicago!

    Oct. 6, 2018

    Our San Diego Patient Conference is in the books, and we're headed East this fall - hopefully, to a location near you!

    Washington, DC, Oct. 6th - Patient forum hosted by the American Thyroid Association and the Alliance for Patient Education (including the GDATF).

    Chicago, IL, Oct. 21st - Graves' Patient education event in conjunction with ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors, Inc. conference.

    Please stay tuned for details, including speakers and registration information!

    Read More

  • Wendy Williams Video Greeting!

    July 24, 2018

    Talk show host Wendy Williams from The Wendy Williams Show recorded a special greeting to kick off the Graves' Disease & Thyroid Foundation's 2018 Patient & Family Conference in San Diego, CA!

    On behalf of the GDATF's staff and Board - and all of our conference attendees - a million thanks to Wendy and her team for taking the time to let Graves' patients know that they are not alone!

    Click here to watch the video!

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  • 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 ...

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  • Recent News

  • Recent Forum Posts

  • Still fluctuating after all these years

    Aug. 16, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

    Hi Sue, thank you for tour reply. I really appreciate the advice.

  • Thyroidectomy

    Aug. 16, 2018, 6:02 p.m.

    Hi Liz. Thank you for your reply and sharing your story. I really appreciate the support. Methimazole has...

  • Thyroidectomy

    Aug. 16, 2018, 5:39 p.m.

    The thyroidectomy is easy compared to dealing with methimazole! I had my thyroidectomy six months after...

  • Thyroidectomy

    Aug. 16, 2018, 1:20 p.m.

    Hello - You can use the “search posts” feature when you are logged in to check out stories from...

  • Thyroidectomy

    Aug. 16, 2018, 11:45 a.m.

    I have just been cleared for a thyroidectomy. I have Graves disease which has not responded well to...

  • Rise and Fall of Body Temperature

    Aug. 13, 2018, 9:53 a.m.

    Normal body temperature is between 97 and 99. Daily variation is not abnormal.

  • Still fluctuating after all these years

    Aug. 13, 2018, 9:42 a.m.

    Hello Cl14. I agree with Kimberly, but also what I have found EXTREMELY helpful over the years is to keep a...

  • Rise and Fall of Body Temperature

    Aug. 13, 2018, 9:40 a.m.

    Hello and welcome - We are a fairly small organization and don't currently have a support group in Maryland....

  • Still fluctuating after all these years

    Aug. 13, 2018, 9:32 a.m.

    Hello and welcome - methimazole clears the body fairly quickly, so you should start to see those hypO...

  • Still fluctuating after all these years

    Aug. 11, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

    Hello, I was recently diagnosed with Graves’ disease in May 2018. I was severely hyperthyroid at the time and...

  • Rise and Fall of Body Temperature

    Aug. 11, 2018, 3 p.m.

    I have been living with thyroid disease for 34 years now diagnosed at the age of 24. After a 15 year period...

  • Graves symptoms after RAI and failed thyroid medicine

    Aug. 10, 2018, 5:55 p.m.

    Hello - There are unfortunately no alternatives to thyroid hormone replacement. Tirosint is a brand name...

  • Graves symptoms after RAI and failed thyroid medicine

    Aug. 3, 2018, 3:42 a.m.

    What are your numbers? I go by TSH alone, keeping it between 1 and 2. Since you cannot be hypo and hyper at...

  • Multiple questions

    Aug. 1, 2018, 7:15 p.m.

    Do you think the pain in your legs could be in the muscle? Years ago I was having calf pain, usually in the...

  • Graves symptoms after RAI and failed thyroid medicine

    Aug. 1, 2018, 6:33 p.m.

    In 2010 I was diagnosed with Graves. I tried medicine but it trashed my liver and made me gain over 30lbs. A...

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