nausea with an overactive thyroid.

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Hi all

I`ve come to ask advice as last night I had severe nausea a few times during the night. I was retching but not actually sick!  I`m pretty sure my thyroid levels have gone over- active at the moment as I`ve got the `old ` symptoms of hyper, sweating, hungry, needing the loo a lot. I`m taking carbimazole 15 mg a day but I`ve not had a good day yet since I was diagnosed over 3 months ago and put on carbimazole. I`ve got an appointment with my endo on the 10th Sept to discuss what`s next- but in the meantime do I need to be worried about this nausea?

Many thanks 

Joy  

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    I have hyperthyroidism now 6 years and on ptu for 3 years. At the moment I feel awful so presume I have gone hyper again. Nausea, back pain, pain and numbness in my left arm, numbness in left of face and left neck pain. I feel out of it and very tired. Sneezing a lot and sore throat and upset stomaxh so maybe a virus triggering this. Regardless of ptu and propranolol I feel awful and can't work or dre as my vision is blurry and i get panic attacks. This illness is never ending and i feel like hell. Docs say they have never seen hyperthyroidism go on this long as thyroid normally burns out.  I also have adrenal maladaption, borderline vasculitis, mycotoxins, high coproporphyria levels and multiple chemical sensitivity but docs don't know why. Am testing for lyme and co infections just to rule that out as doctors think there's an underlying cause but don't know what.
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      I am searching for some answers and it looks very familiar to what you have written. Nausea, back pain, numbness and tingling down my left arm and up my neck tired all if the time. I went through all the heart attack tests and they were normal. Noone ever told me about hyperthyroidism. Is there treatment?
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      Propylthiouracil or PTU is an antithyroid medication that is preferred if a hyperthyroid patient is pregnant (during the early stages of pregnancy).
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    I have been battling hyperthyroidism for a year and a half now and I get nausaeous all the time. I was on Methimazole until it started making me sick to my stomach. I had gone off all my medication for 2 months trying to figure out which one was making me sick. (not smart) When i finally saw my doctor he put me on Ptu and i have now only been on it about a week or two. I can sorta see a difference, but I still get nausaeous. I have thrown up a lot of times too. A lot of times when I feel nausaeous its when im standing up; I start to shake really bad, get so sweaty that it is like someone has dumped a bucket of water over my head. Sitting down sometimes helps, but not always. Hope this helps.

    Courtney

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      Do you get pains in your chest, arm and back like heart attack pain. This is what really unnerves me as I feel faint, dizzy and nauseous at the same time
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      Not really. Though i did get back spasms for a while when i was off of my medication, which i had to go to the ER for cause my back killed me. I have not had as much pain as i did before. When i first started the methimazole i would have muscles cramp up on me like no tomorrow. Now my one arm (think there might be a loose tendon or something) likes to try to come out of the socket sometimes, which hurts.  And yeah i get faint, dizzym and nauseous at the same time too, it's effected my job performance soo much. I was a cashier at a department store so i was on my feet all day.  Our peek week I was shaking but so bad that i felt sick, but the next week it was like someone flipped a switch. I was faint, dizzy, and nauseous( and throwing up). I get so warn out. I could probably sleep all day sometimes. I can sleep at night a good sleep and get up and hour or two later i'm ready for a nap. It drives me nuts, i feel like im an 80 year old woman having to take naps to get through the day.
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      I am suffering so bad from this right now. My symptoms are exactly like yours, I feel so alone in this..can you tell me if your feeling better now? The doctors want me to have my thyroid taken out but I've heard so many horror stories that im terrified. Also I have no support. I am hyperthyroid. The doctors tried a fee different medications but my body reacted badly to them so I had to stop them.

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       Hi I was diagnosed last week first at my doctors appointment then I was rushed to the ER I’m so tired all the time I see the thyroid specialist on Tuesday I’m so happy to have found this form no one understands how I feel 😢  i’m hungry all the time I lost so much weight so irritable I’m dizzy can’t go back to work I’m scared to drive 😩

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      Hello guys, I haven’t been diagnosed yet (my appoiment with the endo is next week) my hand a legs tremors sarted almost 3 months but they got worse after I got the flu. I went to the doctor one week ago and the doctor noticed that my thyroid was large. Besides the tremors I feel sick in general, my body weak, my muscles sore and nausea that comes and goes.  To my family this is not a surprise since my mom , sister , some aunts and some cousins suffer from thyroids too.  Please tell me I won’t feel this miserable for ever?  My mom seems doing just fine. But reading some of your comments stating that  medication doesn’t do a thing worries me. I’m 38 years old and sick sorry of feeling this way for be rest of my life 😪

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      I had my thyroid taken out yrs ago. The docs could never get my thyroid meds adjusted. Since having my thyroid taken out and getting the thyroid meds adjusted, I feel hreat.
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      Lisa I understand. I weigh 115 pounds and i shake so bad I can barely type this. IM headed to the surgeon in a few minutes to discuss what to expect during surgery. IM terrified but i have to do something. IM also dizzy all the time especially now. Noone seems to understand what we go through I will keep in touch and let you know how things go. Keep me updated on your progress. This site is a God send. God bless u and know ur not alone. We will get through this.
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