Just diagnosed lots of questions

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j am a 51 year old and after 3 weeks if feeling terrible ckctirs have finally diagnosed overactive thyroid. I am on 60 mg Carbimazole a day and 200mg propranolol. I have from the beginning felt naseous all day every day is this normal? And will it go away?

Still waiting for a specialist appointment what will then do? Will it help? Is there anything else I can do vitamjns\ diet ? I just want to feel better IG has been a long 5 weeks

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    That seems like an extremely high dose of Carbimazole.  Some doctors mistakenly treat according to TSH value rather than FT3 and FT4 and some doctors do not know that lower doses work as well as higher doses.  So you need to become aware of what your thyroid test values are along with the normal range for the tests in your lab. Always get a paper copy of your lab tests and keep your own file on them.  Diet is important, avoiding aspartame, gluten and sugar.  Supplements can help a lot.  My disease improved when I added L-carnitine and vitamin D, Magnesium, Selenium (if eye disease is present), Magnesium and omega 3 and curcumin for the inflammation. 
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      Thanks Linda, I am back at the docs next week, I will start to cut down on sugars I noticed aspartame is in diet coke so that is off the list. I will look at some of vitamins suggestions.
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    Hi, I was diagnosed overactive 6 years ago & was quite resistant to the carbimazole, I was on 40 mg daily for quite some time.

    How long have you been taking the carbimazole? 2 weeks I guess. I recall that it takes a while to get into your system, & I experienced quite a few side effects that did go after a while. (Alarming skin rash for me). And propanolol gave me night terrors, but you need that to slow down your racing heart until the

    carbimazole kicks in.

    I would chase up your referral, the specialist will help & if thats not going to be very soon, go back to rediscuss the levels with your GP, if the carbimazole is starting to work, you may not need the propanalol.

    Have you been told that when you are overactive you need to avoid iodine in your diet? I can vouch for selenium (but I an now underactive after the treatment for overactive).

    Best advice, keep positive & let your self rest when you need to. I was exhausted when I was first diagnosed & insanely hungry!

    All the best

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      Thanks Jem got an appointment with docs next week so will get specialist followed up. The doctor had to increase my tablets because of the tremors which are getting a bit better. It is so nice to talk to others I had no idea it could make me feel so ill. I do hope you are keeping well 
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