📷 Rick, VA, USA 5.0 out of 5 starsGraves' Disease In Our Own WordsOctober 31, 2011Format: PaperbackVerified PurchaseBuy this book. I read three books on Graves' prior to this one. Graves' Disease In Our Own Words is by far the most easy to understand and most comprehensive. After reading this I had a much better understanding of the discussions with my physicians about treatment options. It helped me make informed decisions. The sections with individual cases also was reassuring about typical symptoms of this strange autoimmune disease. This book is from the National Graves Disease Foundation and DID NOT present an obviously biased point of view advocating a specific course of treatment, but instead presents all of the current options with the positive and negative aspects of each treatment. I can not overemphasize enough that I believe Graves' Disease In Our Own Words is a book every Graves' patient and their family should read.
📷 soderdome 5.0 out of 5 starsGreat book for anyone who has graves or has a family member with GDDecember 24, 2012Format: PaperbackVerified PurchaseI love this book. Anyone who has Graves Disease I highly recommend this book and this book alone. It could not be told better. It brought me to tears while I read it because it was my thoughts and feelings exactly!
📷 Nancy Patterson 5.0 out of 5 starsVery informativeMay 17, 2013Format: PaperbackVerified PurchaseI have had the first edition for several years, and enjoyed seeing the updates in version two. Very educational, yet very supportive.
📷 Cheryl Morgan 4.0 out of 5 starsSaved me mountains of worry!!October 29, 2003Format: Paperback After being diagnosed with GD my doctor wanted to immediately perform RAI although I didn't have an enlarged gland. I knew nothing about the disease and was scared. My intuition told me there may be another way. This book taught me all I needed to know and gave me the insight and courage to persuade my doctor to let me try PTU first. In Our Own Words confirmed from the start that aggressive treatment wasn't always necessary. I took PTU for only 3 months and responded so well I am now in remission. However, I learned from the book the serious nature of GD and how to work closely with the doctor and lab results. IT's an on going journey. This book served as an important first navagational tool. An update on my condition 6/25/04: I had a recurrance of all hyper symptoms after only one month remmission. I opted to try PTU again, still with good results in bringing down my T4 but I'm constatantly juggling the dose. I still sense this is the way to go for me, but I get discouraged. I will look at some of the other suggested books on the subject.
📷 Amazon Customer 5.0 out of 5 starsVery helpful and informative!March 13, 2003Format: Paperback I have Graves disease. Having said that, I decided to read absolutely everything I could find that has been written about this disease. The other books I read presented the technical and medical information very well. This book presented not only that technical information in a very understandable way, but it also presented information regarding the impact (other than on the body) that this disease can have. This extra information is what sets this book apart. When I told my endocrinologist that someone should write a book solely about Graves disease, he said, "why? It is a very straightforward disease." Wrong! This disease is not straightforward at all! (I am going to send my copy of this book to him!) This book is very very helpful! Thank you!