AnonymousJanuary 14, 1997 at 11:25 pmPost count: 93172
I meant the Graves’ usually stops attacking the eyes after that time period, they may continue to bulge. I have been fortunate that mine are going back in my head still after 4 years. Some people require surgery for it.
I still have the dry eye problem and am checking on tear duct implants for it next. I’ll let everyone know how that turns out.
BruceAnonymousJanuary 15, 1997 at 9:04 amPost count: 93172
It’s called Tears Again Ointment and I got it from the Optometrist. You put it in right before you go to bed because everything is really blurry for about an hour. Hope you can get it, and if so, that it works for you as well as it did for me.
Take careAnonymousJanuary 18, 1997 at 4:35 pmPost count: 93172
I am responding to your post because I too have been given the same information by doctors. I have been asking myself the same question; what does the 2-3 burnout phase exactly mean? I have encountered nothing but a “wait and see” attitude from traditional doctors/specialists I have been to which includes eye doctors, and endocrinologists. Frankly, I am fed up with this wait and see attitude and am searching for alternative treatments. READ: Alternative medicine methodology. After reading this bulletin board every so often I feel these “traditional” treatments for this disease DO NOT get to the root of the problem. They seem like putting a bandaid on the wound so to speak, not getting to the root of the problem. Additionally I find it hard to put faith in treatments that include putting radiation into by body, synthetic hormones that eventually throw the thyroid out of balance and shut it down, and eye surgeries for a swelling condition behind the eye. Excuse me for pointing out the obvious, but why do doctors resort to eye surgeries and not find a method that would reduce the swelling. Additionally, I find it hard to accept or believe that I should wait 2-3 years for this condition to burn itself out. In the meantime, I have hideous eye swelling behind my eyes, blurred vision in one eye, and every day I look in the mirror and wonder if I’m supposed to just wait and see how bad and disfiguring it’s going to get. What more eye damage will I sustain by waiting. Sounds like I’ll just be a good candidate for these COSTLY eye surgeries. Sorry to sound so negative but I keep checking this BB in desperate search for alternative treatment methods to this debilitating disease. It’s dissapointing to not find solid answers. Frankly I am spending more and more time on the alternative medicine/methods BB’s and am currently looking for a good accupuncturist. This method just makes sense for a condition that is caused by hormone imbalances in the first place. It’s pretty obvious these methods touted on this board don’t solve the problem. They don’t seem to put the body back into balance and why should they when they are propagating a solution that eventually destroys the thyroid. Sorry but I have heard the HORROR STORIES of how these synthetic hormones eventually shut down the thyroid. And they call this medical treatments?? Help! Sorry to be so longwinded but rest assured if I find alternatives that work I’ll be sure to post it loud and clear here.
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