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  1. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    Hi, my name is Maria, from NJ, I am new here, and here's my story.... I am in my upper 40's and four years ago I was diagnosed with Graves Disease. Believe it or not I did not know at the time that Graves Disease was its own disease, different from hyperactive thyroid disease. So its bad...
  2. Graves' Disease Message Boards
    Hello TB.com, I'm concerned with my weight gain. I was diagnosed with Grave's quite a while ago, levels seemed to even out on their own and my endo didn't feel I needed any anti-thyroid meds until recently when my bloodwork came back positive for both Grave's and Hashimoto's. I believe my...
  3. RAI - Radioactive Iodine Ablation Forum
    I have faced with a question, when the scan should be done to see does the RAI ablated the remaining thyroid tissue or not. The scan done 3 days after the treatment (1600 Mbq dose used for treatment) shown three highly active spots in the thyroid bed. The doctor said they should be eliminated...
  4. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    Hi, I am scheduled to have RAI in July following a positive HCC diagnosis. I have a bunch of questions that I didn't think to ask when I met my doctor and wanted to know if there are any men here who had RAI would love to know what your experience was like. Women are welcome to respond, too. I...
  5. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    The cancer was diagnosed for my wife last winter (T3 stage), and after surgery the RAI was recommended. I am very frustrated about the radiation exposure she gets from the therapy and hypothyroidism effects before the treatment. She has anxiety disorder and minor depression for a year now, and...
  6. Thyroid Surgery Discussion Forum
    This is kind of a long one but I WILL REALLY APPRECIATE any input. I am 31 year old male and type one diabetic for 18 years. I was diagnosed with graves disease a year ago and was very hyper TSH <0.006 range - 0.450-4.500 , T4 5.61 range - 0.82-1.77 (no T3 test at this time, March 2015) I was...
  7. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    Hello, everybody. I found out last week I am hyperthyroid after developing a hot nodule which I totally believe woke up from its slumber after I delivered my son the past December. These past ten months have been a pretty crappy roller coaster. I gave birth and right after lost weight, was...
  8. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    I am a 49 yr. woman, postmenopausal, pre diabetic, obese (5'6" 221lbs.) Never have taken any thyroid meds, or any other medications, treatments or testing that would effect on my thyroid, haven't had any recent infections (that I'm aware of anyway) or illnesses-just increased in fatigue...
  9. Lab Results Discussion Boards
    I had a partial thyroidectomy on 1/8 to remove a 2.7cm nodule. A second nodule was found and both turned out to be the follicular variant of papillary cancer. I had the completion surgery on 2/26. Twelve days later my thyroglobulin level was 8 while on 25mg of Cytomel, 1/2 a pill twice per day...
  10. Thyroid Cancer Survivor Message Boards
    Hi all, I can officially say I'm a cancer survivor, although it was very tiny. I had a 1mm spot in my 1.7cm nodule, and a 5mm spot in my 1.2cm nodule. Both papillary. Both Endos and my surgeon agree this is so small I don't need RAI. I tend to agree, and I know people have different views and...
  11. Lab Results Discussion Boards
    History: Diagonised with Graves Disease March 2001 RAI in June 2001 50 mcg Synthroi several years Could not tolerate my Endo, let script run out and went off Meds on own. Physical in Oct 2012 - told new GP about history, did blood test, results below, started me on 50mcg Levothyroxin 10/31/12...
  12. Graves' Disease Message Boards
    Hey y'all, Ive only posted on here once in the intro board. It's great to find a community of people going through the same thing I am. I have felt very alone in my struggles. I will be taking my second RAI pill in just a few days, on Monday July 8th, 2013. They are giving me 20 millicuries...
  13. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    Hi all! Glad to have found this board--have found a wealth of information and experiences here! My name is Jen. Am 40 yrs old. I have a 3 cm hot nodule that is causing me to be hyperthyroid. I found the nodule in spring 2011 after a routine physical and tsh numbers came back low. Because...
  14. RAI - Radioactive Iodine Ablation Forum
    (eeks, sorry this is so long but it's my first post) In Aug 2010 my heart felt like it would pound out of my chest. (I had been 'monitored' for multi-nodule goiter and on-and-off thyroid meds but taking nothing at that time.) I took myself to the ER and after a 24 hour stay and full round of...
  15. RAI - Radioactive Iodine Ablation Forum
    Hi everyone, Is there anyone out there who had thyroid surgery and also has autoimmune conditions like Crohns or Rheumatoid Arthritis? I currently take Humira to keep those conditions in check, but am worried about how much the thyroid regulates (or does not regulate) the immune system. BTW, as...
  16. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    I am writing this letter as to provide documentation about Kaisers inaccurate process of testing in regards to people known to already have Grave's Disease. It has come to my attention that Kaiser only tests patient's blood samples for TSH levels. It is commonly known in the Graves disease...
  17. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    Good Morning, My 14 year old daughter had a routine physical last Monday. She has down syndrome so thyroid check is always a part of her blood work. Got a call Thursday from her endocrinologist. They wanted to see her the next day based on lab results from the pediatrician. Her T4 was 2.3 and...
  18. Thyroid Disease General Discussion Forum
    Hello all! After 18 months of thyroid "issues" including a "benign" biopsy Nov 2010, partial thyroidectomy May 2011, cancer diagnosis June 2011, and completion thyroidectomy July 2011, my endo tells me today, "well, I'm not even sure you have or had cancer...I'm not saying the doctor at Mayo...
  19. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    Hi, Just thought I would say hi. I'm 36 years old, mom of 2, developed Graves over the past few months. Mine started with itching and elevated liver enzymes, which are being worked up but so far no diagnosis on that. The hepatologist did a lot of tests and wants a biopsy but thinks it may all be...
  20. Newbie Introductions - Don't be bashful!
    Hi Everyone, I too am a newbie. I'm 26 years old and have not had children yet (I want to when I around 30 though)... I was diagnosed with Graves in March of this year. I have had symptoms for about a year and a half though...having to go to the bathroom ALL of the TIME, the shakes, hair...
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