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      Had my 1 month visit this week. My endo said that I’m still on the
      hyper side though. She’s weaning me off the Propranolol now I’ll be
      completly off it in 2 weeks. I’m still on the same dose of PTU. I
      have to go back and have labs drawn in a month, she said I don’t have
      to see her next visit, just the labs and a call to adjust my meds. I
      am starting to feel better, I didn’t realize how bad I felt till I
      started feeling good. I still have my bad days though, I broke down
      Friday night and my poor husband didnt’ know how to calm me. I throw
      tantrums when I’m having a bad day. Anyone else do this? I just lose
      control sometimes.

      thanks everyone :>


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        Greetings all!!!

        I have been reading the message board every day but have not had time
        to answer questions. We have had 71 posts in the last 7 days. Not bad!
        I wantted to get the word out on the skin rash that I have seen messages
        on. The rash is probably pretibal mexademia. It is a rash caused by the
        antibodies attacking the thyroid receptors in the subdural layer of skin
        usually on the shin bones but can occur anywhere on the body. The rash has
        a round appearence and is hot in the middle. Cortzone cream helps. Look
        for Nancy Pattersons post if it is still on the BB. Nancy did a good job
        of describing it and what to do for it.

        Work has been keeping me very busy and I will pop on when I can to answer
        mail. Our director Dr. Nancy Patterson’s computer is still down and the she
        is about 400 posts behind from when she read the board last. Thanks to Bruce
        Rachel, Debbie, Jone, Kathy etc for jumping in and providing good insight
        and support. Your help is very much appreciated.

        For those of you who are newly diagnosed look at our home page and send
        a SASE off the the National Graves Disease Foundation. Look at the links to
        other sites for Graves. There is some excellent info out there. Take care
        I will try to answer some specific messages latter today. Above all else
        keep a sense of humor. Look at Dianne’s home page for eyes to see what humor
        can do for you. Her home page is // Send her any
        eye related songs you can think of. The last one I came up with is ” Don’t
        let the stars get in your eyes when you have water on the brain” Sung by
        that famous singing group of the sixties Homer and Jethro. In case you don’t
        remember they had other great hits like Does your chewing gum loose it’s
        flavor on the bed post overnight and She had nine buttons on her nightgown
        but she could only fasten eight. You get the idea. Humor makes all things

        Jake George
        NGDF on-line

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