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I was dianosed with Graves and hyperthyroidism 2 yeards ago, I was initially put on carbimazole 10mg once a day and propranolol 10mg three times a day to help with the rapid heart rate. My initail T3 was 39.6pmol/L (3.9-6.8 range) and T4 (10.5-26 range) was 49.7pmol/L, TSH was <0.014 (0.35-4.5 range). After 10 months carbimazole was eventually increased to 80mg as it was having no effect on my blood results. In January this year my Endo consultant swapped me over to propylthiouracil 600mg once a day and propranolol is now up to 40mg three times a day becuase my heart rate shoots upto 278 beats per minutes just walking up the stairs (no I am not joking, my dr thought I was and I ended up wearing a heart monitor for a wekk)! My blood work is still showing levels of T3 at 39.6pmol/L and T4 of 50.2pmol/L with no change in the TSH. I am back to see the opthalmologist at the end of the month as eyes are getting worse and I am having sever trouble with double vision in the mornings and evenings. Has anyone else had high levels for this amount of time? I had to give up work because of diarrhoea and full body shaking, I have also lost 4 stone weight and am constantly wanting to eat and feel tired and weak but don't sleep that much either! Its really effecting my life now, and I cant exercise like I used to or run around with my children. My consultant said they would remove my thryoid, but need my levels to come down first as it is too risky with how high my levels are at the moment. How long has it taken others bloods to reduce? :-(
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