AnonymousOctober 23, 1996 at 4:11 pmPost count: 93172
To the newly diagnosed:
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.
On-line support GroupAnonymousOctober 23, 1996 at 6:52 pmPost count: 93172
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 gravesAnonymousNovember 10, 1996 at 11:10 pmPost 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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