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SueC

Member Since 09 Jun 2005
Offline Last Active Sep 24 2007 11:45 AM
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In Topic: Anybody End Up With Grave's Disease?

10 September 2006 - 03:26 PM

Thank you Ruth. I wish she could have stayed on the medication. I am happy it worked for you. We were hoping for remission when we were first told about the methimazole but even then we were told it was uncommon. You are very fortunate. Thanks for your kind thoughts.

In Topic: Anybody End Up With Grave's Disease?

10 September 2006 - 07:18 AM

My 4 year old was diagonsed with Graves disease a couple of weeks ago. We tried the methimazole but it made her really sick! She is having her thyroid removed this week to get her under control. Her thyroid levels are very high and her resting heartbeat was 130+. I would definately try the medication first but know that not everyone can tolerate it. I don't know if it is because she is so young or not but she was hospitalized with swollen and painful joints and a terrible rash, all due to the medication.

Apart from the medication you can do radioactive iodine or surgery. They both result in the same thing. Removal of the thryoid gland. I choose not to give my child radiation because she is so young but that is the preferred method today. It is quick and painless but lots of radiation involved. If she was older we would probably have done that.

Surgery....well.....it's surgery..with all the complications that go along with it. The other risks are accidental removal of the paratyhroid glands that regulate your calcium levels and possible damage to the laryngeal nerves. Make sure your surgeon has done lots of these procedures!

So you do have choices, just don't ignore it..you need to do something as untreated Graves disease is very hard on your body. It might go into remission with the medication but that is not the expected outcome. I hope you feel better soon and are not faced with the choices we were. Good Luck to you.

In Topic: Crab Cake Recipes?

10 September 2006 - 06:51 AM

I have yet to try it but this looks really good!!

1/2 lb crabmeat
1/2 cup pecans, ground in food processor
1 tbsp fresh chives
2 tbsp sour cream
2 tbsp macadamia nut oil
6 large shallots, sliced
16 leaves flat leaf parsley
salt to taste

--Combine crabmeat, 1/4 c pecans, salt, chives and sour cream in bowl and blend
--Heat oil in skillet and add shallots. Saute over medium heat for 3 minutes
--Make 4 burger shaped crab cakes and dredge in remaining pecans. Place in skillet and cover, cooking 5 minutes each side
--Remove cakes from pan and spoon juice over them. Allow to sit for 5 minutes
--Garnish with parsley

In Topic: Carnation Instant Breakfast

27 August 2006 - 07:57 AM

Clan Thompson's recent update included the no sugar ones along with the chocolate malt... <_< .

In Topic: Carnation Instant Breakfast

26 August 2006 - 09:43 AM

The only powder with gluten are chocolate malt and no sugar ones.
The ready mixed strawberry has barley extract, the others I think are ok.