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Graves disease and thyroid ablation

Posted by carla17 (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 27, 08 at 13:37

I had a visit with my doctor yesterday after being diagnosed with Graves in Dec. He told me that it was his plan all along to ablate the thyroid. My levels are almost perfect right now, funny I don't feel it. He also told me to stay on the meds hoping for remission would have bad side effects. So, I'd like to hear from anyone about Graves, ablation, etc.

Thank you,
Carla


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RE: Graves disease and thyroid ablation

Carla, If you don't get any replies here you can check on the Health Board (not Garden Web).

I'm not familiar with Graves Disease, but apparently it's a thryoid situation, and I noticed they have a thyroid forum there, so maybe you'll find people who can help you. I have referred people there before because sometimes here you don't get any replies.

Good luck. Susan

Here is a link that might be useful: Health Boards


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RE: Graves disease and thyroid ablation

I found this persons' book at the library (Sweet Poison). I stopped using artificial sweeteners after reading it. You may find the authors website helpful!

"Janet Starr Hull has a very diverse background with academic degrees and experience in geology, international geography, environmental science, fitness training and nutrition. She is an OSHA Certified Environmental Hazardous Waste Emergency Response Specialist and Toxicologist, a former firefighter and college professor.

In 1991, Dr. Hull had an unexpected change in career after she was diagnosed with “incurable” Grave’s Disease. Through diligent research and her thorough understanding of toxicity, she later discovered her “Grave’s Disease” was actually aspartame poisoning. She has since worked to inform consumers about the health dangers of artificial sweeteners."

An Aspartame Detoxification Program
www.janethull.com/about/index.php


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RE: Graves disease and thyroid ablation

dreamgarden, thank you very much. I appreciate any info. I receive. I have had the ablation two weeks ago. I had no choice but anyway, thanks again.

Carla


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A friend of mine had this done a couple years ago. At first she had some issues regulating her TSH levels. She started out with one type and had to switch to another. A little tinkering and now she has it down. Says she is feeling much better.

Here is another link that might prove helpful.

Thyroid Drugs & Various Treatments for Thyroid Conditions
thyroid.about.com/od/thyroiddrugstreatments

Wishing you the best in health, etc!


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Hi Carla,
My SIL had graves and ablation in her teens. Just recently her 20+ year old son developed it too. I just wanted to remind you to keep this in mind if/when you have children. It can be hereditary.
Good luck to you.


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Hi Carla. I have Graves Disease and have had ablation done. I waited about 5 yrs after diagnosis to have the procedure and had some serious problems because of the delay. Now I have Leukemia and although all of the doctors say there is no coralation, I still wonder and that's how I found your post. Anyway it took more than a year to get the correct dosage of Synthroid and even as recently as the first of this year had to have an adjustment. Regualar blood tests are very important. Good luck to you.


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I was diagnosed with Graves in 2007. Had Thyroid oblation 5/2008. It took around a year to get the systhetic meds to an adequate dosage; however, still not feeling right I asked my doctor to run ALL Thyroid tests along with TSH, such as the reverse Ts, T3 and T4. I was short on T3 so the doctor added Cytomel twice a day. It is ashame that you have to ask for a complete panel. Don't think your in good hands, please do your own research. It is now 2012, and I feel decent; however there are secondary side affects that I will be seeing the doctor for such as slightly bulging eyes and thickness red skin over my shin area. So, again, I am researching. I inherited Graves from my father and it came on when I was 50 after my father passed (stress). Good Luck and Pray always! :)


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