Liver and Carbimazole

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Hi Guys,

Hope everyone is well.

I recently done with my follow up and my lab somehow improve a little from TSH 0.004 to TSH 0.162 although the Dr. said no need to test my FT4/3 now and I was informed to continue carbimazole for 6 more months and after we will have my thyroid scan.

I just found out researching that using carbimazole may have an effect to our liver and kidneys.

Just want to know, does anyone experiencing liver / kidney problems due to carbimazole?

BR,

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    The highest dose of Methimazole (same as Carbimazole in UK) I was on was 10 mg but some patients have to be on 30 or 40 mg. I saw my Endo every 3 months in the beginning and he ALWAYS tested TSH, Free T3 and Free T4 as well as liver function tests (i.e. ALT and AST) because this is a possible side effect of thyroid blocking medications like Carbimazole. I think abnormal liver tests often happen when people are on the higher doses but as this is a known possible side effect of these meds, he always tested mine every time I saw him and had blood work done,

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      Hi Linda, do you know what cause dizziness and sensation of going to faint in hyper is it the low TSH or elevated FT4?

      any advice to counter it.

      Thanks,

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      I never experienced dizziness and I haven't seen that from others posting to this Board. I could imagine though that if hyperthyroidism is untreated that anxiety can have a lot to do with that. Or if you have palpitations or fast heart rate and are not on a beta blocker along with your thyroid med.

      Another cause could be what a friend of mine recently experienced. She experienced dizziness and sensation of fainting and what they found was that she has stones in her ears that dislodged. This was a build up of certain inner substances that are usually static in one place but dislodged in her case. They gave her exercises to do for this. So I would speak to your doctor about possible causes and ask about this latter condition. If possible you could get a referral to an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist.

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    I was on ptu and then carbi for almost 3 years. From around 30mg to 15mg. And my liver seemed fine in tests throughout. It can happen. I was told that the meds are pretty nasty. But the side effects of hyperthyroidism are worse. And they can affect the heart. The liver can regenerate.

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      I'm on 5mg 3 time a day and i notice little effect like (sorry for going into this nasty detail) pale stool not sure if related to liver or just the meds make the stool palealso have pruritus.

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      They should be testing liver function every time they treat thyroid levels. Just ams your endo to do. It. Or gp as a matter of urgency. Some people do react worse than others. If you have liver toxicity, then they need to act fast.

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