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I was diagnosed with Graves last July after numerous tests and was placed under the care of the endocrine consultant at hospital. He put me on Block & Replace therapy (Carbimazole & Levothyroxine) for 6 months which settled all my thyroid levels down after a month or so and my symptoms were gone for 5 months and I felt normal.
I came to the end of the Block & Replace last tuesday and stopped taking the tablets and the consultant said to see how everything panned out and he'd see me in 2 months for more blood tests to see if my Graves went into remission or not. If it did, great, if it didn't then we'd then look into Radioactive Iodine or controlling it with tablets. He said I can contact the Endocrine unit earlier than that if I felt like things were going Hyper again but I was expecting things to gradually change, whether it was going hypo while my own thyroid restarted or if it went hyper again if the Graves wasn't going to play nicely.
However, after a 4-5 days of being exhausted & lethargic, I am now getting the hyper symptoms again (with palpitations & feeling on edge etc) just over a week after stopping block & replace which has shocked me a little and I'm a little paranoid that it's all in my head. I wasn't expecting the thyroid to kick back in again so quickly.
Does anyone have any experience of this, whether it's normal for the Hyper symptoms to resume so quickly after the end of Block & Replace? Should I wait to see how it pans out over the next few weeks or get back in touch with the Endocrine unit sooner?
Thank you for any help/experiences people can share with me about their experiences at the end of Block & Replace.
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