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I posted several days ago that I was on a diet of 60mg-80mg of methimazole a day, and developed whole body hives and swollen joints after about 20 days.
I have stopped methimazole for almost 6 days, and on oral steriod for 5 days. My joints are almost healed (arms still a bit sore), and hives are so much better (only occasional flare ups especially at night).
These are my latest test taken yesterday (some results haven't been released)
FREE T3 3.4 pg/mL (2.0 - 4.4 pg/mL)
THYROXINE, FREE T4 1.18 ng/dL (0.82 - 1.77 ng/dL)
TSH 0.007 uIU/mL (0.450 - 4.500 uIU/mL)
My liver function panel is normal as well. My protein is a on the lower range...
PROTEIN,TOTAL 6.6 g/dL (6.0 - 8.5 g/dL)
I am seeing my endo tomorrow. Yes, the same endo who OKed my 60mg dosage and I am looking for a new one. But should I anyways try pushing my endo to do one of the following?
1) change my medication to PTU after my hives completely heals?
2) go on a much lower dosage of methimazole after my hives completely heals?
3) stop the medication for a while since my T3 and T4 is normal and take Carnitine to try to make my TSH to go up?
Which way should i push my endo to go?
Also, my eyes are having worse double vision than before. Is there any vitamins I should take? anything to help the double vision?
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