Do I need Carbimazole or not?

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TSH 0.09

T3 4.8

T4 13.1

1 gp says it’s fine. One referred me to endocrinologist. Found a goitre I can’t see and some nodules. Waiting for a biopsy. Put on Carbimazole 5mg by endo.

a bit puzzled. Do I need it? Feel nauseous and bloated. Could that be side effects of medication? 

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  • Posted

    Hi Armelle, if these results are UK ones the definitely not!! These are too low for carbimazole! Please however get a second opinion from a medical professional. I take carbimazole when my thyroid levels are too high! Hope this helps? Ask away if not. I too have nodules and Graves x
    • Posted

      I have a range of issues and my gp thinks sometimes, this can affect thyroid. I do feel a pressure behind my eyes though and i have lost quite a bit of weight. But I thought, if I have a slightly enlarged thyroid and some nodules, that meant I had a hyperactive thyroid. The more I read on here, the more confused I am. I am always thirsty and my hands tremble. 
    • Posted

      Yes they are. Funnily enough, I feel better this morning. I have been on these pills for a week now.
    • Posted

      Wow I really have no idea why you'd be on carbimazole for these results. 

    • Posted

      Well, I found out today that my readings are typical of subclinical hyperthyroidism. So low dose Carbimazole is the right treatment. 
    • Posted

      I'm totally shocked and never heard of this before. Sounds like they're just reading your TSH. I would look up Elaine Moore she's amazing with her advice.

    • Posted

      Received the endo letter with recent readings.

      TSH .0.18 range 0.30 - 5.00

      T4 13.4  range 10.00 - 18.70

      T3. 5.7. Range 2.50 -5.50

      it confirms T3 thyrotoxicosis.

      so I am reading all about that. A minefield

  • Posted

    I would ask my endo about the need for carbi and those symptoms or side effects. My experience says TSH is too low, T4 is too high, and no idea about the T3 number (don't know the free-T3 range, if it is). So carbi might be needed for hyper symptoms if you suffer. BTW, 5mg is a low dose. Just my 2c.

    • Posted

      All was revealed by endo. I have subclinical hyperthyroidism whereby TSH is too low and T3 and 4 are normal. Treatment is Carbimazole low dose. I feel nauseous on that though but it is a side effect and should go in time. I’ve only been on it for a week.
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      Only just realised i’ve already Posted that

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