We have put together a short sequence of films of people talking about their experiences of hyperthyroidism. 

To see more of our patients films, please visit our YouTube Channel.

Simon Pearce is Professor of Endocrinology at Newcastle University, affiliated to the Institute of Genetic Medicine. He is actively involved in research into thyroid diseases and is a past member of the British Thyroid Association and European Thyroid Association executive committees.

Peter, was initially diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in 2001. He was told he had Graves' disease and that thyroid eye disease was a distinct possibility. This soon occurred in a very virulent form, and it almost caused blindness however thankfully orbital decompressive surgery in November 2002 was totally successful.

Rae was diagnosed with Graves' disease in 1986 when she was 45. Two weeks after finding a swelling on her neck she was diagnosed and treated with radioactive iodine at the Christie Hospital in Manchester. She has never had any side effects from the medication or her condition and has led a full, healthy and active life.

Camilla was just 20 years old when she was diagnosed with an aggressively overactive thyroid. After two years of treatment and medical assistance she was eventually treated with radioactive iodine. Despite many hurdles along the way, Camilla continued to stay focused and as positive as possible, enjoying work and her hobbies as well as successfully completing the London Marathon.

Support and information on hyperthyroidism are available here. Many patients also find our network of volunteer telephone contacts and local support groups a valuable resource.

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