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Posted by cherilyn on January 20, 2000 at 17:30:19:

In Reply to: Re: exophthalmos, bulging eyes posted by Lisa on January 14, 2000 at 16:31:24:

: Have you had your thyroid tested?

: : Has anyone tried accupuncture to relax the muscles making the eyes bulge out? What is involved in the surgery I've heard of? Is there any way to get my eyes back where they belong?

Hi Lisa, Yes I get my thyroid tested about every 6 months or so. It's fine. It was low once and I was taking med for that and then it raised slowly back to norman, but it's never been high. The doctors seem to think that some day it will be high, but of course they don't know for sure and are only guessing at what is causing the bulging. I'm guessing it was from taking the hypothyroid med. when maybe I really didn't need it. Anyway, do you know anything about surgery to cut the muscles or accupuncture to relax the muscles?

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