hyperthyroidism ?

Posted , 3 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

HI

AFTER 10 MONTHS OF VISITS TOO THE DOCTORS I WAS FINALLY REFERED TOO THE HOSPITAL .I WAS PUT ON CARBIMAZOLE 20MG TWICE A DAY FOR 8 WEEKS (WHICH DID STOP THE SHAKING AND HEART RACING) NOT TOO MENTION ALL THE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS AND OTHER SYMPTOMS AFTER 8 WEEKS I WAS BACK WITH THE SPECIALIST ONLY TOO BE TOLD THAT HE WOULD HAVE TOO REDUCE THE PILLS DOWN TOO 5MG ONCE A DAY AS MY BLOOD TEST? HAD SHOWN HIM THAT MY HEART RATE HAD SLOWED DOWN SO MUCH THAT I WAS ON THE VERGE OF REAL DANGER.IN THE MEAN TIME I HAD A THYROID SCAN AND WAS TOLD THAT I HAVE A THYROID STORM WHICH CAN BE DANGEROUS .SINCE TAKING THE 5MG I HAVE NOTICED THAT I HAVE BECOME VERY ITCHY AND CANT STOP SCRATCHING AND ALSO HAVE STARTED TOO NOTICE MY HAIR IS COMING OUT FROM THE ROOT .DOES ANYBODY ELSE HAVE THIS PROBLEM AS I AM VERY CONCERNED ABOUT MY HAIR AND TOO TOP IT ALL I GOT THE RADIOACTIVITY THYROID SCAN NEXT WEEK .

SOME ONE PLEASE HELP I NEED SOME ANSWERS

MICHELLE[color=blue:bc8a9a164b][/color:bc8a9a164b]

0 likes, 4 replies

Report

4 Replies

  • Posted

    hi michelle my daughter has suffered with hyperthyroidism since she was 15 some 10 yrs now , she was put on carbimazole some time ago but it was making her ill (sore throats inflammed glands ) and generaly feeling very poorly, like you she suffered a thyroid storm about 3 years ago and ended up in hospital with suspected heart attack(she was 22) we have never been so afraid she was quite ill. but she recovered from that but has never been free from symptoms so a few weeks ago i went with her to see her consultant and insisted on something other than drugs be done. Hediscused surgery but as her goitre was so large he thought that may be to dangerous so made an appointment for her to have radioiodine and within 4 wks she has had the treatment and already her goitre is going down and she is sleeping better, she has an appointment with her consultant in nov to see if she has to go on thyroxin, but after 10 yrs she is finally feeling like her life is beginning, so dont give up there are treatments out there for everyone. best of luck gail
    Report
  • Posted

    HI GAIL

    THANK YOU FOR TELLING ME ABOUT YOUR DAUGHTER I WISH HER ALL THE BEST. I AM 37 YEARS OLD AND HAVE ONLY BEEN EXPERIENCING THIS FOR SUCH A SHORT TIME COMPARED TOO YOUR DAUGHTER BUT ALREADY IT HAS TAKEN OVER MY LIFE . I AM UNDER 7 STONE IN WEIGHT ALTHOUGH MY DOCTER SEEMED TO THINK I WAS FINE AS I AM SMALL FRAMED ANYWAY AND NORMALY I WEIGH 7.5 STONE EVEN THOUGH HE SEEMED TOO FORGET THAT I HAVE HAD A EATING AND WEIGHT PROBLEM FOR 18 YEARS AND I NOW EXIST ON EATING WEETABIX AS A MEAL EVERY DAY FOR THE PAST NEARLY 6 MONTHS AS I FIND A FOOD THAT I THINK ILL TRY AND GET STUCK ON THAT ITEM ALONE. YES I KNOW THIS SOUNDS CRAZY BUT BEFORE THE WEETABIX IT WAS BRAN FLAKES FOR 7 MONTHS WHICH I NOW REALLY HATE . SO AS YOU CAN SEE I HAVE HAD A WHOLE LOT OF CRAP TOO DEAL WITH WHICH IS WHY I REALLY FELL FOR YOUR DAUGHTER AND YOU FOR COPING SO LONG WITH THIS AND WISH YOU GOOD LUCK WITH EVERY THING.

    MICHELLE

    Report
  • Posted

    hi michelle like you my daughter is very underwieght, but she eats constantly everything and anything, ie chocs chinese, but she still loses the weight but we are hoping now that her weight will stabalize ,(not as yet) have you seen a specialist? as general consultants are not really up on the latest treatments it is worth insisting on seeing one,. regards gail
    Report
  • Posted

    HI GAIL

    NO I HAVE NEVER BEEN REFERED TOO A SPECIALIST FOR MY EATING OR WEIGHT PROBLEM.BUT I WAS REFERED TOO ONE FOR THE MIGRANES THAT COME AS A RESULT FROM THE WEIGHT LOSS AND THE FACT THAT I PASSED OUT IN THE DOCTORS SURGERY .FROM LOSING NEARLY 2 STONE IN 6 WEEKS BUT FORTUNATLY I HAVE NOT HAD A MIGRAINE NOW SINCE 1999 AND IM SO GLAD .I CHANGE DOCTORS WHEN I MOVED HOUSE 16 YEARS AGO AND THIS DOC I DONT THINK EVER READS HIS PATIENCE NOTES AS MY OTHER DOC KNEW ME FROM A CHILD AND NOTHING GOT PASSED HER .SHE WOULD REGULARY CALL JUST TOO SEE HOW YOU WERE BUT THIS ONE HAS NEVER ONCE MENTIONED MY EATING OR WEIGHT EVEN WHEN MY MOTHER FORCES THE ISSUE WHEN SHE SPEAKS TO HIM HE ALWAYS SEEMS TOO QUICK TOO SAY WE WILL DEAL WITH THAT LATER . HES THE ONLY DOC I KNOW THAT TELLS YOU YOUR HEIGHT AND WEIGHT ARE RIGHT FOR YOUR BODY FRAME AND AGE WITHOUT LOOKING UP HIS NOTES TOO SEE IF THERE MIGHT BE A PROBLEM .HE EVEN GETS MY HEIGHT WRONG EVERY TIME AND TELLS ME IM STILL GROWING? AT 37 I DONT THINK I AM BUT AT LEAST HE GETS MY BLOOD PRESSURE RIGHT AS HE ALWAYS ASKED ME WHAT THE GAUGE SAYS. SO MAYBE ITS TIME I FOUND A DOCTOR THAT DOES REALLY CARE ABOUT HIS PATIENCE.

    BEST OF LUCK

    MICHELLE

    Report

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up