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Hi, am 30 years old & have finally got a diagnosis of Graves & starting a course of Carbimazole 40mg. I've just stumbed across this forum which has been so helpful.
I've had many symptoms of the disease for several years, but it's only since I started shaking and getting breathless 6 months ago that the docs tested for thyroid function. Although even then was told it was probably just anxiety (grrrrrr I mental health professional & I KNOW what IS anxiety and what is not!!!).
Reading about other people's experiences has been very reassuring, as there are so many little bits & pieces to this disease, that I'm never sure what's because of Graves and what's not. E.g. I've been itching like crazy & put it down to the washing powder...now I read other people have had that too.
Am still very frightened about where this will all lead. I've had my prescription for a couple of days now & havent yet dared to start it! Will I get fat? Will it work? Will I have side effects. So many questions.
Anyway, hope to pop back again soon to this brilliant forum!
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