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Resource Links

The website links are to help understand Graves and to provide information to discuss with your doctor.

Please remember.... Not every person will experience the same symptoms nor will they experience the same degree of symptoms. We may share similar symptoms but we all have our own journeys to travel.

  • The definition of Graves, stories/letters to help friends and family understand Graves, thyroid anatomy and finding an endocrinologist. SEE the Graves 101 tab for more information related to Graves' Disease.

  • TED

     

    Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) - If you have Graves' Disease it's usually recommended that you see an Ophthalmologist even if you have not been diagnosed with TED just to get a complete exam and baseline for future exams if needed. Also see the GRAVES 101 tab for more information relating to TED and GD.

  • The resources related to Employment. Social Security Disability in the US and Benefits and Work in the UK. And, a few links to help with the cost of prescriptions and medical care in the US.

  • Understanding the "normal range." What is TSH, T4 and T3? Has your doctor checked your Vitamin D and Cholesterol?

  • Thyroid Healthy Nutrition. A note of caution... a person can spend hundreds of dollars on vitamin supplements and sometimes even do more harm than good. The best way to determine if you need a vitamin supplement or to increase a vitamin in your diet is to ask your doctor for lab work. It's not uncommon to be low in more than one vitamin and many vitamins need to be taken together for optimal absorption.

  • Thyroid Healthy Nurtition

  • Graves is scary and it's easy to start thinking about a lot of stuff that may or may not happen. Please keep in mind that not every person will experience the same symptoms nor will they have the same severity of symptoms. It's unusual for a person to continue developing symptoms after diagnosed and under a doctor's care. The information provided helps to understand why you may feel the way you do but it does not mean that you will ever experience any of the symptoms.

  • Graves is scary and it's easy to start thinking about a lot of stuff that may or may not happen. Please keep in mind that not every person will experience the same symptoms nor will they have the same severity of symptoms. It's unusual for a person to continue developing symptoms after diagnosed and under a doctor's care. The information provided helps to understand the symptoms but it does not mean that you will ever experience any of the symptoms.

  • Links relating to the three common treatments: ADT's, Surgery and RAI

  • Facts and information relating to Anti-thyroid Drugs (ATDs)

  • RAI

     

    Radioactive iodine treatment I-131 (RAI) - Information to help prepare for before and after RAI treatment.

  • Total Thyroidectomy (TT) - Information to help prepare for before and after surgery.

  • Hypothyroidism and Graves Disease after Surgery or RAI.

  • Links related to Pre-Planning Pregnancy, During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

  • Women

     
  • Men

     
  • Support Groups, Clinics, Clinical Trials and Resources world wide.