Carbimazol

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I'm newly diagnosed, my blood results were and are quite high. Anyway the doc has prescribed 30mg once per day of Carbimazol and Propranolol increased to 40mg twice per day. My heart rate is now hovering around 80. No side effects as yet with Carbimazol. The doc mentioned he was going to prescribe another drug to run along side the Carbimazol, does anyone know what this could be? And what is its purpose?

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    Dawn The side affects of these drugs are not something you see when you take them.  They are long term especially to your liver. Your decision to take these meds is something you should discuss with your doctor, but you should also be your own advocate and research the side affects and also research the supplements and vitamins that help to relieve some of the symptoms of hyperthyroidism.  Good luck with your journey. And get all the info you can on our condition.
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    Hi Dawn, welcome to the forum...

    Do you know the cause of your hyperthyrodism yet?

    Did the doctor mention "block and replace"? If so, the other med could be levothyroxine as he is trying to completed block your thyroid off with Carbimazole (40mg would do that) and then he would have to give you replacement T4 hormone that the thyroid would no longer produce.

    Are you aware you could take a much smaller dosage of Carbimazole and let your thyroid produce T4 instead of taking it synthetic? Lower dosage is likely to give less side effects too.

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      Hi Rita, the endo suggested that I take Carbimazol and One beginning with a T.He wanted to do this for 18 months. I'm embarrassed to say that because I work i have to pay for my prescription. This will be crippling to my finances, so he's going to double the dose and treat me for just 6 months.I just want this over and done with, why can't they simply remove it now? I've just been diagnosed with Graves so I'm at a loss with that too.

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      I have Graves too.

      I have rejected block and replace and went with a lower dose (20 at first and then 5 now).

      The medicine you will be taking (the "replace" part) is Thyroxine, I think.

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