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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'

Recent News

Recent Forum Posts

  • Graves Disease and Radioactive Iodine Treatment

    April 6, 2020, 5:49 p.m.

    Hello - I remember when you were doing your senior project…time flies! Thanks so much for your support...

  • Insight please

    April 6, 2020, 5:43 p.m.

    Hello and welcome - We are fellow patients here and can't give medical advice…I wish I had more insight...

  • Graves Disease and Radioactive Iodine Treatment

    April 4, 2020, 8:23 p.m.

    Hello all! My name is Samantha Huneycutt and I am currently 21 years old and a college student at East...

  • Insight please

    April 4, 2020, 3:46 a.m.

    Hi, I’m new to the forum but happy I found. Graves’ disease can be lonely and depressing. I’m 35 with three...

  • (Update) CDC Webinar on COVID-19 and Autoimmunity

    April 3, 2020, 7:27 p.m.

    UPDATE: Although we did not get our Graves’-specific questions answered, the audio & slides from this...

  • (Update) CDC Webinar on COVID-19 and Autoimmunity

    April 1, 2020, 3:36 p.m.

    This looks like a FABULOUS program that will hopefully provide more detail on COVID-19 and autoimmunity than...

  • Synthroid to generic -what to expect?

    March 27, 2020, 5:28 p.m.

    Great news! That is crazy that a 90-day supply of Synthroid was that expensive. Wonder if it's one of those...

  • Synthroid to generic -what to expect?

    March 24, 2020, 10:59 p.m.

    Quick update. Switching from Synthroid to Generic was a breeze. I guess I got caught up in the hype. Happy...

  • Day 3 Newly diagnosed checking in

    March 16, 2020, 5:55 p.m.

    Hello and welcome - make sure that you are looking at the “normal” or “reference”...

  • Day 3 Newly diagnosed checking in

    March 15, 2020, 12:38 a.m.

    Hello all, I have been newly diagnosed with Graves this past Friday after dealing with some ridiculous...

  • ***San Diego Patient Event Postponed***

    March 10, 2020, 6:34 p.m.

    After reviewing new guidelines from UCSD regarding COVID-19, we have made the decision to postpone our...

  • Opinions

    March 3, 2020, 7:29 a.m.

    Hello - We are fellow patients and can't interpret labs or give medical advice, *but* I would follow up with...

  • Opinions

    Feb. 28, 2020, 9:51 p.m.

    Hello, I would like your opinions again about my results and if after treatment the psychological issues...

  • Methimazole side effect - terrible joint pain

    Feb. 27, 2020, 3:43 p.m.

    @jstewart084 - Hello and welcome! This is a challenging issue. Getting levels checked would be a good start....

  • Methimazole side effect - terrible joint pain

    Feb. 22, 2020, 10:59 a.m.

    Hello, I had this same question about working with Graves' Disease. It would be helpful if more people could...

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