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After a blue light right to hospital in November with a heart rate of 220 it was diagnosed that I had a very high overactive thyroid. I was prescribed Sotalol (beta blocker) and Carbimazole. After taking these for 3 weeks I became covered in red itchy wheals all over my body. It was decided I was allergic to either one so changed to Propanalol (beta blocker) and PCT. After being on them for 4 weeks I once again became covered in a red itchy raised rash. After being referred to a Dermatologist, it was decided I was allergic to the beta blocker and taken off them. I have been taking steroids to help with the rash. I have the very itchy rash still (2 weeks now) although it is on the way out but driving me mad! I have only beeen diagnosed for 2 months, but I feel so poorly I decided to join this website for some reassurance! My symptoms have been tremors (more apparent now off the beta blockers), weight loss (stone and half in 2 weeks), fast heart rate, sweats (thought this was menopause), itchy skin, foul smelling wee, loose stools, poor appetite, sore eyes, floaty feeling and anxiousness. My husband has taken over all house duties as I am so weak. Going up the stairs is a nightmare! My muscles wasted really quickly. I found this hard as I usually work out 3 times a week. If I bend down to pick something up I find it difficult getting up again and need help. Luckily I have private medical insurance and was seen really quickly by a consultant (8 week NHS wait in my area otherwise). I am having regular blood tests and the thyroid reading is slowly coming down, although my white blood cells are far too low at the moment. I now have a sore throat and will have to contact my GP tomorrow because you have to come off the PCT if this happens. I'VE HAD ENOUGH! Please someone out there tell me it will get better or you have experienced the same. Apologies for the long comment but I just needed to share! Could write so much more!
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