Graves' Disease in Our Own Words

Graves' Disease in Our Own Words

by Jake George, Nancy Patterson

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ISBN-13: 9780615490120
Publisher: Sage Words Services
Publication date: 06/03/2011
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not sure what I expected here. There are so few Graves' Disease books out there. Hypothyroidism rules the world. [smile] Given the fairly recent publication date the information was pretty old. I was disappointed that when discussing therapies, the authors completely disregarded medications containing dessicated thyroid. I take Synthroid, but given the dearth of information about Graves' treatment options out there, I thought this was inexcusable. I also thought they underplayed the risks of radiating the thyroid. They seemed to say that you're going to have to go that route eventually, anyway, so just do it. There are other options...if you can find the right doctor. (I ended up with a thyroidectomy due to a parathyroid tumor. The thyroid was such a mess from the Graves' that the surgeon refused to do one without the other.) Really disappointed about their information on treatment options. There was also not a lot of information about coping the with the emotional/functional side of life with Graves'. We have an "invisible illness" that makes life difficult because everyone wonders why we don't act "normal" when we look "normal". *We* get frustrated when we feel like everyone (including ourselves) forgets we're sick. You can get more information on current treatmenst and research on the web. There are books available for dealing with living with an "invisible illness" that provide more information than this book does. (Highly recommend "How to be Sick". There are some good "coping" strategies.) Change "somewhat disappointed" to "sorely disappointed".