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#1 mike4856

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Posted 11 June 2011 - 04:14 PM

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Hello,

 

I was diagnosed with Graves back in 1992 when I was serving in the military. I didn't know much about the disease past what the military doctors told me and opted for radioactive iodine treatment. Soon after I was treated my military career came to a screaching halt. My 1SGT didn't understand the changes my body was going through, and thought I was just trying to get out of exercises and road marches and such. He did everything he could to get me kicked out with a less than honorable discharge. I fought the less than honorable discharge utilizing JAG and was released with an honorable discharge, but this left me with a bitter taste in my mouth. Anyways, what I would like to ask others living with this disease is if your personality changed after your treatment. I believe mine did and not for the good. I have become an introvert, anti-social, low self-esteem, cynical, to name a few. Now some of these might not be attributed to the disease but I'm just asking.

 

That's all for now. I would appreciate feedback. I don't know anyone else with this condition and never have talked with anyone about this.

 

Thanks for listening,
Mike




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#2 angiegemaling

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 06:35 AM

Hello,

 

I was diagnosed with Graves back in 1992 when I was serving in the military. I didn't know much about the disease past what the military doctors told me and opted for radioactive iodine treatment. Soon after I was treated my military career came to a screaching halt. My 1SGT didn't understand the changes my body was going through, and thought I was just trying to get out of exercises and road marches and such. He did everything he could to get me kicked out with a less than honorable discharge. I fought the less than honorable discharge utilizing JAG and was released with an honorable discharge, but this left me with a bitter taste in my mouth. Anyways, what I would like to ask others living with this disease is if your personality changed after your treatment. I believe mine did and not for the good. I have become an introvert, anti-social, low self-esteem, cynical, to name a few. Now some of these might not be attributed to the disease but I'm just asking.

 

That's all for now. I would appreciate feedback. I don't know anyone else with this condition and never have talked with anyone about this.

 

Thanks for listening,
Mike

 

Sorry to hear that buddy.. I hope you'll get better soon.
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#3 mmztcass

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 11:26 AM

Hi mike:

 

Ignore the spam from the previous poster. We have been having problems lately with spammers coming over here. :(

 

I am reposting your post in the Graves' Disease and Thyroid forums as this one here, in the Lounge is for OT (Off Topics).

 

I am sorry you are going through a lot. Look for my answer in the other forum.

 

{{{hugs}}} :)







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