Saw the opthamologist (sp? – I may have to look that up one of these days) today. I said before that I was blessed with my docs and today was no exception. The assistant that examined me was tested for GD, lucked out and doesn’t have it, but is the helper for the GD support group here. The group actually meets at the optho’s, so the staff is really in tune with the problem. The doc was super. Told me to close one eye during the occasional double vision episodes – especially if I’m driving so I can get off the interstate without a major accident!
Bruce – I know you have the eye problems without the thyroid stuff. He thought that was perfectly normal (if you can call it normal). Anyway, he said once you get the autoimmune disease, you have separate diseases. They each go their own way – Gd can get better and eyes start up or vice versa. He thought the eyes would get better in 18 mos to 3 yrs – if no major problems.
PTU hasn’t helped much yet except on stairs. If I could just get rid of the itches!!!!! -Donna