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Hoping for some advice. The rundown; After about a year of progressively worsening symptoms such as heat intolerance, shaking hands, insomnia and high energy coupled with a later collapse of energy, and pressure behind the eyes (could be sinus related), I have finally been diognosed by my primary care physician as having hyperthyroidism. Had about 5 full scan blood tests showing:
TSH: Low but within reference range in all tests
Free T3: Above reference in two tests, but only a couple of points above reference
T4: My latest test showed T4 above reference but only a couple of points above, not at the same time as Free T3.
My doctor has agreed to start treatment with 5mg Carbimazole taken once daily which I had to beg him for as my symptoms are severe despite my levels only being marginally over reference.
My symptoms have been unaffected in the 3 weeks since I've started treatment, and I understand that I need to leave it longer before assessing the full benefit of the treatment, however my research tells me that typically a Carbimazole course is started at least at 15mg, 5mg 3x per day and dropped to 5mg after a period of time for maintenance.
My doctor hasn't been able to give me firm advice other than wait a little longer.
My questions to the forum are:
- will my current dosage be effective in relieving my symptoms
- has anyone else experienced Hyper symptoms only marginally above reference values?
* I'm asking for the full results of my labs to post tomorrow so will be able to update this post when they arrive.
Thanking you in advance! This forum has been a great resource in this (seemingly endless) struggle! :-)
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