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I was diagnosed hyper in March and it took me 6 months to start feeling better again on 25mg of carbimazole, gradually reduced. Then I went hypo and finally euthyroid and stable at the low end of normal on 5mg of carbimazole. But I kept getting hypo symptoms and so I reduced my dose to 2.5mg as I couldn't stand the hypo symptoms (even though I was just within normal range). I felt brilliant on 2.5mg and after 6 weeks my levels had approached the middle of the range (still on the low side) so I stayed on 2.5mg thinking it was the dose that suited me best. Then all of a sudden, after a series of emotionally stressful events and constant emotional pressure from stressed out spouse, my hyper symptoms returned with a vengence. Now I think I should have stayed on 5mg and it's all my fault. I am losing a pound of weight a day! I look horribly thin but can hardly eat a thing despite being ravenously hungry. I have had my tests brought forward and awaiting the results but have put myself back on 5mg. I didn't like my endo and so asked to be referred back to my GP. I thought that once they found the dose you were stable on, that was it. But it seems you can relapse due to emotional stress. I just feel totally on my own with this. I don't like having to go so long between tests because I think my dose might be wrong. I am so anxious. I have a very heavy physical job to do 7 days a week and am close to collapse. Negative for Graves and Hashimotos, no goitre. My hyperthyroidism is unexplained. Does anyone else have this?
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