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Could do with some advice from anyone else who has experience with an overactive thyroid gland as I have been recently diagnosed and I'm starting to panic about it.
I first had high thyroid levels after the birth of my 2nd child 7 years ago. At the time, I never took any medication as I was sure it would all settle down once my body got back to normal after pregnancy etc. and it did just that! For 7 years I was tested regularly and my thyroid levels were always normal, even when I felt a bit thyroidy.
Just recently though, I began getting palpitations at night and had blood tests and an ECG to try and investigate. ECG was normal but doc said thyroid levels were high again and has referred me to specialist.
In the past two years I have dropped from 11.5 stone to just under 10 stone. But my thyroid levels have always been fine until now so I didn't think hyperthyroid was causing the weightloss. I put it down to finally withdrawing from venlafaxine which is how I gained the weight in the first place. A healthy weight for me is about 10.5 stone - I'm 5'10".
I'm ranting on. I guess I just want to hear some others experiences with hyperthyroid. Can it just go away by itself again without having to take medication? If I take meds to slow it down , will my metabolism stop and I put loads of weight on? Does anyone else's symptoms get really bad at night? I get racing heart / mind, can't sleep, panicky, lump in throat. But only at night. Maybe cos I'm on my own. I'm a single mum to two boys and I worry. A lot!
Please can anyone help me get to grips with this? Thanks.
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