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Old 06-04-2007, 08:26 PM   #1
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"There is no cure for Gravesí disease "

I've been surfing on different websites with information about Graves disease and in many of them it says that there is no cure for graves disease, is it true? are we a lost case? it says that there are ways to reduce symtpoms and such but no way to cure it... sorry for the ignorance, but im kind of new with this.

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Old 06-05-2007, 06:45 AM   #2
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Re: "There is no cure for Gravesí disease "

As far as I understand, Grave's disease and Hashimoto's are autoimmune disorders - which are not "curable". But Grave's can go into a remission. It's something that can be controlled. Don't worry that you have a disorder that may not go away! It's ok. Most of us here do too. I have asthma that will never go away, heck I have nearsightedness that won't either. It's all ok.
Good luck!

Old 06-05-2007, 07:04 AM   #3
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Re: "There is no cure for Gravesí disease "

Thyroid for Dummies, written by Dr. Rubin, states that 25% of people with Hashimoto's experience a remission and no longer need thyroid medication. Maybe it's the same for Graves.

Don't give in! Never underestimate the power of positive thinking and alternative remedies to help fight a disease or condition. I'm not saying you can wish nearsightedness away or something silly like that, but maybe we can stay healthier with a positive outlook and continually trying new treatments.

Old 06-05-2007, 10:20 AM   #4
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Re: "There is no cure for Gravesí disease "

Years ago I also had Graves. I went into remission, no longer needed medication. I was fine for alot of years and now I was just disagnosed with Hashimotos. Take care.


Old 06-05-2007, 03:08 PM   #5
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Re: "There is no cure for Gravesí disease "

Nope - no way to "cure" Graves disease. Sorry. It can be controlled with medicines - if you find a really good doctor to give you the meds you need. You can have the surgery - don't do the RAI - not an option for people with Graves - but then you are on meds the rest of your life anyway.

Fight to keep your thyroid. Graves comes and goes - into and out of remission - so try to hang in there. I know it is no fun. I unfortunately found the worst endo in the world and he messed me up so bad - I had to have my thyroid removed and now will be on meds the rest of my life.

Not to mention - even though I have my thyroid removed. The antibodies will always be floating around in my system - so I will always still have Graves with the chance of getting the opthamology part.

Just the way it is. Hope all goes well. Learn all you can - fight to keep the thyroid though.

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