graves diease over active thyroid

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i ve just been diagnosed with graves disease and a over active thyroid i am on beta blockers 120mg a day and thyroid tablets 40mg a day i currently on jsa and the doctor says it will all right for me to still look for work i do suffer from anxiety and trembling and shaking hands before being put on the tablets i am going to be referrerd to a endocrinologst what will they do to my groiter thyroid gland is large shown on a ultra sound scan i also have hyperthyroidism do you think i could get a sick note from the docto for up to three months has i will have to goto appointments and i don t know how many appointments i will have what do you reckon i would like people thoughts do you think the job cetre would let me claim esa or disablity allowance any professionals out there legal people who would know would be helpful

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    I would certainly contact my doctor and see what he says. It sounds reasonable to me.

    Wishing you well.

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      thank you well the doctor says he put in my notes that i could work and still claim jsa but i do suffer anxiety nervounesss worry and stress alot i have a rapid heartbeat because of it so i am on pills for that and the thyroid gland does anyone think i should ask to go to the gp to give a sick note for up to 3 months you can get while being on jsa as my adviser visits to jobcentre will stress me out

      any comments welcome or being the same as me

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    Hi there. That's exactly the same diagnosis and prescription I was given when I was first starting out a year ago. I was working part-time but finding it impossible as I was so exhausted and had a lot of muscle weakness. My GP gave me a sick note for a month. He's good.

    I did have a few appointments right away only because my heart rate and blood pressure were really high, so I had a couple checks for that and I was also fitted twice with a 24-hour blood pressure monitor - but they were pretty clear that I should just go about my 'regular activity' with it, so I had to wear it to work.

    After that though, not much was happening. I was referred to the endocrinology clinic, but it took a while (I want to say it was 6 weeks?) to even get the appointment there, and then it was just one visit. I was back to work by then, and off the betablockers.

    I'd say it's worth asking - why not? - but with the climate in this country at the moment towards jobseekers, I wouldn't be surprised if they refused. I guess it depends if you have a kind and sensible doctor! Good luck!

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      hi i have a overactive thyroid and graves disesae after five weeks off the beta blockers keeping me on the thyroid tablets for a year at the moment to see how it all goes but been given a tablet called levothyroxine 100mg one daily why is this used i thought this was for underactive thyroid i have to take this fo a year

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    Thank you for reply 's i was given a sick note for two weeks at the moment i have been given a appointment quickly for a echo scan has my heart has been beating to fast and they have arrranged for me to have a MIRI scan soon they say i have a groiter in my neck and have thyrotoxicosis /thyroiditis which may also secondary to graves disease don t quite know it s all about have to go for some blood tests this comming week and trying to get another sick note for jsa feeling tired all the time fed up anxietey feel that everyone is looking at me i have a slight problem with the eyes are bulding slightly due to graves disease do people think i could change to esa and get pip for this lots of weight loss and feel uncomfortable with my weight and the way i look any comments and thoughts would be helpful

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    not at all feel tired anxiety nervousness stressed and generally feel fed up and get emotional about things is this normal

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      yeah, thats so normal..my symptoms are..fatigue..weird eye stress..shaking inside..muscle weakness..dizziness..panicky..nervousness..always hungry..even my bloodtest already in range.

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