Welcome to the Graves’ bulletin board! I was diagnosed with Graves’ Ophthalmopathy in 1990. I prefer to call myself a warrior, instead of a sufferer. I tried to email you, but my message came back with an address unknown note. Feel free to email me with questions, concerns, or just to chat.
Would be interested in chatting with you. Was diagnosed with Graves and treated last week. Believe I have the eye disease and want to know about symptoms. I have the following: plugs in eyes for dryness (two years ago and they’re still dry); persistent eye infections/irritation; lately the left eye has been tearing a lot; mega headaches that i think are associated with actually looking around/daily use of my eyeballs!; some of the stare qualities – little blinking at times only; sister claims my eyes bulgy (before diagnosis of Graves) and one aunt commented on it, otherwise no one has noticed. Can you have that muscle irritation without much bulging? By the way, how are you doing?? Please reply. Thanks – I’m in Myrtle Beach, SC