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hi, im a relatively fit and healthy 31 yr old who began to feel a bit 'odd' and 'not myself' in march of this year. i did a full blood screen (perk of the job!) and found that my thyroid gland was working overtime!
fortunatly i saw an endocrinologist 8 days later - and was immediatly started on carbimazole 40mgs daily - plus a beta-bloker (propanolol 40mgs three times a day) - as my heart had become unstable!
i think, like most on this site, i had been able to put my many symptoms (heart rate of 130, palpitations, splitting headaches, irritability, anxiousness, trembling/shaking all over, nausea, weight gain, increased thirst and listlessness) - down to temporary lifestyle changes (i was about to finish my degree - which i was doing in only 7 months).
although most of these symptoms have settled within the two weeks ive been on the tablets - the headaches and shakes have most certainly returned!
i have recieved dates to see my consultant as well as for an ultrasound and a nuclear medicine scan of my neck.
i have been told about radioactive iodine drinks and thyroidectomy surgery - and have been advised to postpone our planned baby for at least a year.
i am due to fly to the carribean in three weeks time - and admit that im not too sure what to do regarding my medication, drinking alcohol, taking medicines through customs and insurance etc - as these day-to-day life things didnt enter my head at the time of diagnosis - and now i cant contact anyone!!
even as an intensive care nurse - i feel quite ill-informed up to now, and im trying to use the internet to answer any question i can think of until i see my consultant in october!!!
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