Thyroid Graves Disease: Anyone else?

Posted by TERESA LOGAN @quiteachiver75, Feb 4, 2019

IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE THAT HAS THYROID GRAVES DISEASE WHICH EFFECTS THE EYES? PLEASE HELP ON HOW YOU ARE DEALING WITH IT. WHAT SORT OF TREATMENT YOU ARE GETTING.THANK YOU

Hi @quiteachiver75, Are you able to share what kind of symptoms you are having with your eyes with your Thyroid Graves' Disease?

The following information from the Mayo Clinic page on Graves' disease here https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/graves-disease/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20356245 may offer some help:

These steps may make your eyes feel better if you have Graves' ophthalmopathy:

— Apply cool compresses to your eyes. The added moisture may soothe your eyes.
— Wear sunglasses. When your eyes protrude, they're more vulnerable to ultraviolet rays and more sensitive to bright light. Wearing sunglasses that wrap around the sides of your head will also lessen the irritation of your eyes from the wind.
— Use lubricating eyedrops. Eyedrops may relieve the dry, scratchy sensation on the surface of your eyes. A paraffin-based gel, such as Lacri-Lube, can be applied at night.
— Elevate the head of your bed. Keeping your head higher than the rest of your body lessens fluid accumulation in the head and may relieve the pressure on your eyes.
— Don't smoke. Smoking worsens Graves' ophthalmopathy.

John

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