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Old 08-18-11, 06:29 PM   #1
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I suffer from Grave's Disease. Is a form of hyperthryroidism (overactive thyroid gland) that was named for Robert Graves.

Graves' ophthalmopathy - an autoimmune disease that affects the extraocular muscles (the muscles that rotate the eyes up/down and to the sides). Inflammation causes the tissue behind the eyeball to swell, forcing the eyeball to bulge. I decided to put some information on here...taken from Medifocus.com.

It has seriously not only had an effect on my vision, but also my self image. I'm curious, if anybody else suffers from this?
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i haven't heard of this, but it sounds bad :(
how long have u had it?
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its very rare. im a medical student, and its the kinda thing we look out for, its so rare. the thyroid problems are more manageable than the thyroid eye disease. speak to an endocrinologist, they will not only help you, but love the fact uve got one of the few diseases they csan help with.
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its very rare. im a medical student, and its the kinda thing we look out for, its so rare. the thyroid problems are more manageable than the thyroid eye disease. speak to an endocrinologist, they will not only help you, but love the fact uve got one of the few diseases they csan help with.
I have an endocrinologist. He would, idealy, like to do eye surgery. I on the other hand, while it's bad, it's not to the point where I want surgery done. You know, it just amazes me, the ONE part of your body, can cause SO much trouble, damage, and problems! (That being your Thyroid)

He never did say, it's that "rare" to me. I just want it to go away, with NO surgery! :)
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im sorry, im out of my depth. i would diagnose a thyroid eye disease, pat myself on the back and refer to a endocrinologist. its weird hearing bout an actual person with it. makes it more human. im sorry for u. xx
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i haven't heard of this, but it sounds bad :(
how long have u had it?
It can be very bad. There's pictures of people, that have it so badly, their eye can pop out of the socket and just "hang" there. I've seen pictures of this...not pretty and I DO feel for them.

I've had it for a very long time. The older I get, my vision seems to go more at night time, then during the day. This disease, can actually cause people to go blind. From my research, there's NO cure for it. I have to take throid medication(since it's caused by Throid problems), every day, blood tests ever 6 months, and have my vision checked at 6 months to 1 year. People look at me, like I'm some kind of a freak or something, since the left eye's "sticks out" of the socket more than the right. It really, isn't a good disease to have...
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im sorry, im out of my depth. i would diagnose a thyroid eye disease, pat myself on the back and refer to a endocrinologist. its weird hearing bout an actual person with it. makes it more human. im sorry for u. xx
Thanks. The LAST thing I want to do, is EVER lose my eye sight.
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My mom and sister both have Hypothyroidism. I haven't as of yet. So, I'm always on the lookout for Hypothyroidism. I know about Graves Disease because I've read up on Hypothyroidisn. I have a Goiter and am not sure how that affects things.
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My mom and sister both have Hypothyroidism. I haven't as of yet. So, I'm always on the lookout for Hypothyroidism. I know about Graves Disease because I've read up on Hypothyroidisn. I have a Goiter and am not sure how that affects things.
I'm sorry they have Hypothroidism.Just keep making sure, you take good care of yourself, and get your blood checked at least, every 6 months to a year. I didn't even realize I had it. I didn't get blood work, I just dropped weight, no energy, and sleeping way too much. It's my understanding, about what I've read on goiter, that it causes an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland due to some underlying cause. I've seen some pictures of this too. Do they do blood work on you? Just inquiring. They both, if I read/remember things correctly, can affect they Thyroid.
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Well, I have nodules that they check for cancer in the neck area every few years. Originally, it looked like an adam's apple I noticed the lump didn't understand why but just thought it was an old age thing because it wasn't there before. When I was laying on the table waiting for my doctor to come into the room she noticed the lump in my throat and had me tested. Otherwise everything seems okay.

A couple of times I got food caught in my throat previous to this and I now believe it was because of the goiter. Mine isn't growing as big as some of those pictures. Seems to look normal now. Hope it doesn't get that friggin big either!

Currently I'm cold all the time and I have gained weight apparently my Thyroid levels are in the normal area, well low normal. wait and see.

So completely aware I have to keep up on this stuff. Thanks.
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