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    My daughter was diagnosed with Graves Disease when she was 15 years old. It
    had gone undiagnosed for two years and she was extremely sick. I know there
    are many of you who understand what she went through better than I do.
    She was one of the unusual ones who gained weight instead of losing it.
    She also struggled and continues to struggle with feelings of un-
    attractiveness. The fact is that her eyes look beautiful again and so
    does she. The disease seems to seriosly affect a person’s self image and
    I believe only those suffering from it can remind themselves that they are
    each special to God and the people who love them. The good news is that
    after a tremendous stuggle to regain her health, finish high school, and
    to reestablish herself socially, Lisa is now a happy, 19 year old college
    student. She can expect to live a long and healthy life and even have a
    family some day. After two treatments of radioactive iodine she was able
    to be stabalized and put on synthroid. You can overcome this disease.
    I watched someone I love deeply suffer and survive. You can too!