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I was diagnosed, again, with an overactive thyroid in March, levels were quite high and I was put straight onto 20mg, this didn’t work so It went up to 40mg for 4 weeks. Back down to 20mg now.
Shortly towards the end of this time I had one of the worst sickness bugs i think I’ve ever had, ended up in the walk in centre as I had severe pain in my liver, it was dismissed as muscular, I previously had my gallbladder out so I was kind of aware of the pain in that area as being more liver than muscular. 6 weeks later I have now been told that it is my liver and it is inflamed, partly due to a virus and the carbimazole medication. I still get these twinges in my liver, I don’t have any other alarming symptoms, like bloating, yellow skin etc. My GP isn’t too concerned but is doing a follow up blood test in a few weeks to monitor my liver function and has said to wait until my next endocrine appointment.
I’m really not sure what I should do next. Of course I’m concerned and thinking the worst (which I’m sure most people do). I don’t know whether it is best to carry on with my carbimazole or request that it’s changed, and if so should I just ask my GP to change it now? Will my liver get better? Has anyone else experienced this? I’m kind of at a point where I’m uncertain what to do as my GP didn’t seem too concerned and I am unsure when my next endo app is. Any advice is appreciated or even opinion of what you would do in this situation.
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