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Patient Education Event in Seattle on June 30th - Register Today!

June 30, 2019

We're headed to Seattle! Please join us for a special patient education event on Sunday, June 30th from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.! This event is FREE, but advance registration is reqired to reserve space. Please click here for details and registration!

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  • Patient Education Event in Seattle on June 30th - Register Today!

    June 30, 2019

    We're headed to Seattle! Please join us for a special patient education event on Sunday, June 30th from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.! This event is FREE, but advance registration is reqired to reserve space. Please 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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  • 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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  • Recent Forum Posts

  • Graves, hyperthyroidism, thyrodectomy, eye problems

    June 13, 2019, 4:39 a.m.

    Thyroidectomy does make it much less likely to get the eye disease, but it does happen. Having had TED and...

  • Orbital Decompression

    June 11, 2019, 5:52 p.m.

    Thank you! I appreciate your help.

  • t3 and t4 in range, TSH low

    June 11, 2019, 3:17 p.m.

    the T4 and T3 may still be within the normal range ?

  • Graves, hyperthyroidism, thyrodectomy, eye problems

    June 11, 2019, 8:46 a.m.

    Hello and welcome - perhaps your fiance is related to Sir Robert Graves, an Irish physician who was one of...

  • Graves, hyperthyroidism, thyrodectomy, eye problems

    June 9, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

    Hi all! I’m so glad I finally found a support forum! So I’m 1 year post surgery of having my thyroid out. My...

  • Orbital Decompression

    June 7, 2019, 3:12 p.m.

    I had my orbital decompressions done by Dr Douglas at Kellogg Eye in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We met his fellow,...

  • Orbital Decompression

    June 7, 2019, 1:16 p.m.

    Kimberly, After going through and understanding all of the billing for my orbital decompression - I don't...

  • Orbital Decompression

    May 28, 2019, 5:45 a.m.

    Hi there - I am in the same boat as you. I have not scheduled as I am also waiting for more information about...

  • Blood Pressure problems and Graves Disease

    May 26, 2019, 8:14 a.m.

    Once my hyperthyroidism was resolved with thyroidectomy, I have had no BP issues. However, long before...

  • Blood Pressure problems and Graves Disease

    May 25, 2019, 4:47 p.m.

    Hi all, It's been awhile since I posted. I had GD with TED. Diagnosed in 2016, eye surgeries in 2017 with...

  • Orbital Decompression

    May 24, 2019, 4:28 p.m.

    Hello and welcome - Pricing is a real challenge for any procedure, as there can be huge swings between the...

  • Orbital Decompression

    May 24, 2019, 4:25 p.m.

    Hello, I am scheduling orbital decompression with Dr. Raymond Douglas. His office states that he does not...

  • Patient Education Event in Seattle on June 30th!

    May 21, 2019, 2:27 p.m.

    Please join us for a special patient education event at the Crowne Plaza Seattle Airport! Hear the latest...

  • Mood Swing

    May 17, 2019, 6:19 p.m.

    Hello - This video from Dr. Ira Lesser will hopefully shed some light behind the *why* of the mood issues....

  • Mood Swing

    May 15, 2019, 7:45 p.m.

    Hi all, I love being around people. I love to smile and being helpful as much as I could. However, often...

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