Methimazole

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I'm newly diagnosed with hyperthyroid. All levels normal, except tsh, last blood test was 0.42. I'm on methimazole for about 6 weeks, I don't like how I feel. I'm on a low dose, only 2.5 mg a day. What side effects have you guys had? I really want to go off of it. Any advice is appreciated.

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    I was on 10mg once a day for the first few months and then decreased it to 5 mg for 6 months. I really didn't have any side effects. However I would not stop without talking to your Endocrine. The medicine could be temporary. Once all of my levels became normal for 6 months he let me stop them completely. I finally feel like my old self. If you do not like the side effects, maybe they can change your medication.

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    hi, I was diagnosed 14 months ago with hyperthyroid and Graves’ disease… Did you get your antibody levels checked to see if you don’t have GRAVES? Hopefully you were going to an endocrinologist and not a GP. I started out at a very high dose of methamazole Because of my blood numbers and because I needed to get my heart rate down for an upcoming surgery… Three months on 30 mg three months on 20 mg then 10 mg because of my blood numbers and because I needed to get my heart rate down for an upcoming surgery… Three months on 30 mg three months on 20 mg then 10 mg now Now on a maintenance dose for a while up 2.4 mg daily… From everything I’ve researched now on a maintenance dose for a while up 2.4 mg daily… From everything I’ve researched says That even if your blood levels Thyroid THS and other levels are normal maintenance dose for a while even a year of 2.4 mg every other day it’s good to do As to not slip out of remission… Definitely check with your doctor about that and possibly switching to another medication… The key is to ask you to many questions as possible and if you don’t like your endocrinologist switch like I did… After a year I switched and like my new one better

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    hi, I was diagnosed 14 months ago with hyperthyroid and Graves’ disease… Did you get your antibody levels checked to see if you don’t have GRAVES? Hopefully you were going to an endocrinologist and not a GP. I started out at a very high dose of methamazole Because of my blood numbers and because I needed to get my heart rate down for an upcoming surgery… Three months on 30 mg three months on 20 mg then 10 mg because of my blood numbers and because I needed to get my heart rate down for an upcoming surgery… Three months on 30 mg three months on 20 mg then 10 mg now Now on a maintenance dose for a while up 2.4 mg daily… From everything I’ve researched now on a maintenance dose for a while up 2.4 mg daily… From everything I’ve researched says That even if your blood levels Thyroid THS and other levels are normal maintenance dose for a while even a year of 2.4 mg every other day it’s good to do As to not slip out of remission… Definitely check with your doctor about that and possibly switching to another medication… The key is to ask you to many questions as possible and if you don’t like your endocrinologist switch like I did… After a year I switched and like my new one better

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    hi, I was diagnosed 14 months ago with hyperthyroid and Graves’ disease… Did you get your antibody levels checked to see if you don’t have GRAVES? Hopefully you were going to an endocrinologist and not a GP. I started out at a very high dose of methamazole Because of my blood numbers and because I needed to get my heart rate down for an upcoming surgery… Three months on 30 mg three months on 20 mg then 10 mg because of my blood numbers and because I needed to get my heart rate down for an upcoming surgery… Three months on 30 mg three months on 20 mg then 10 mg now Now on a maintenance dose for a while up 2.4 mg daily… From everything I’ve researched now on a maintenance dose for a while up 2.4 mg daily… From everything I’ve researched says That even if your blood levels Thyroid THS and other levels are normal maintenance dose for a while even a year of 2.4 mg every other day it’s good to do As to not slip out of remission… Definitely check with your doctor about that and possibly switching to another medication… The key is to ask you to many questions as possible and if you don’t like your endocrinologist switch like I did… After a year I switched and like my new one better

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