Depleted platelets ? Related to Carbimazole

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I was treated for 5 years with Carbimazole after having suffered various levels of hyperthyroidism for a few years. I eventually had RAI treatment after suffering break through symptoms whilst on Carbimazole. I was fine for 1 year but eventually became hypothyroidism and have been on varying levels of Levothyroxine since then (about 14 years). For the last two years I have had periods of fatigue and severe arthritic pain. I am showing low platelet levels when I have blood tests, but my GP just keeps repeating the tests and I am not offered another opinion or further tests. In fact the onlyrics time I have seen an Endocrinologist was when I had RAI. I am concerned that the length of time on Carbimazole could be causing my current problems. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it worth just seeing an Endocrinologist privately?

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    Hi, if you did not have severe side effects while taking Carbimazole it makes absolutely no sense to worry about it now. Instead, get yourself to a rheumatologists. Patients with autoimmune disorders like Graves are more likely to have rheumatoid arthritis. It is important to check that first and to get your arthritic pain treated.
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    • danR


      There is an article with the title Thrombocytosis in rheumatoid arthritis. If you are interested you can look it up on the internet.
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