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  • Anonymous
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    To the newly diagnosed:

    Welcome,

    The best bet is to read all the posts. Then go to the support group page
    at http://www.support-group.com and look at the National Graves Disease Foundations
    home page. Send a self addressed stamped envelope to the NGDF. Look under
    support groups to see if we have one in your state. If we don’t call the nearest
    one and see what is going on. Keep checking out the BB and sign up for the CHAT
    room if we don’t have a group near you. Keep the faith, keep a good sense of
    humor and you will get through this. But most of all realize you are not alone.
    We have all gone through this in one form or another. There are over three
    million people with Graves disease.

    Regards,
    Jake George
    Facilitator
    On-line support Group

    Anonymous
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    Hi. i’ve been recently diagnosed. i still have to do scans and then
    possible radioactive iodine. i’m having trouble sleeping; i’m taking
    atenolol for my heartrate (my pulse was 108) and i just generally feel
    crummy, shakes and tremors, itches, shortness of breath, etc. So, who’s
    out there? any suggestions? i’m feeling clueless and have never talked
    to anyone else with graves

    Anonymous
    Post count: 93172

    I was recently diagnosed with Graves disease with a possibility of having
    Hashimotos disease also. I have been kind of concerned about the medicine
    I have just started taking, but I don’t seem to have much choice. Lately,
    I have been mentally punishing myself for not reading up on everything I
    can get my hands on. My husband is a pharmacy student, but just begining
    and he has been asking some questions about it to his professors and they
    have been helpful but I would appreciate any kind of input from you also.
    I am a twenty year old full time housewife and I also put my husband
    through college and pay all of the bills. I have always felt like I try
    to do too much, but lately I am sick constantly. I am constantly
    stressed and find myself staying up later at night and progressively sleep
    more and more. If any one has any suggestions or even just want to write
    back feel free! Thanks Signed-Confused.

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