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    Default hyperthyroid information ? cost of drugs ?

    Hi everyone its my first post so please be nice to me
    My partner and i are heading to NZ in june hopefully. She suffers with hyperthyroidism and graves disease. Ive read posts from 2005 that say this shouldnt be a problem with the visa, is this true in 2013 ?
    Also can anyone tell me the cost of drugs to treat this condition ? they are; Neomercazole, Inderal la, and Ibuprofen. thanks for any help great forum bye the way

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    Same question but for hypothyroidism please!

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    Hello and welcome.

    Here's the detail from the INZ operational manual giving the health requirements. http://www.immigration.govt.nz/opsmanual/45634.htm

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    Welcome and good luck!!

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    Ibuprofen is readily available, other drugs not sure of but if not the generic should be. If she is applying for residency then if they determine she is going to cost $25,000 health costs over a lifetime then she may be denied.

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    We have some nurses and at least one pharmacist among the members, so I hope you'll get some information when they see this.

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    I know nothing about hyperthyroidism, but I made it through with hypothyroidism My fun with the medical assessor was due to the cause of the hypothyroidism - papillary thyroid cancer - not the chronic need for meds.

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    Thanks for the help everyone. hyper is the opposite to hypo
    hyper = overactive hypo = underactive

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