Paula's Story with Thyroid Eye Disease | oneGRAVESvoice

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Paula’s Story with Thyroid Eye Disease

I am Paula Fogg and I live in North Weald in Epping Essex. I am 45 years old, married with a daughter, and have been a committee member of TEDct now for approximately three years.

Having suffered with Graves’ disease and thyroid eye disease myself I felt I could support fellow suffers as I really understood what people were going through. It is a lonely disease that is both mentally and physically damaging.

It took a long time before I was diagnosed with Graves’ disease; my eyes were protruding, the right eye being worse; I was blacking out in hot rooms and felt generally unwell. After three years I had 95% of my thyroid removed followed by orbital decompression on both eyes 4 years later, thanks to Moorfields Eye Hospital.

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