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At the start of Jan I had what I self-diagnosed as the flu (same symptoms as everyone around me) which lasted for a couple of weeks, followed by feeling very tired, achey muscles etc - that i thought were just flu symptoms hanging around. I had a bad cough which resulted in a very sore neck - at first I thought I'd sprained my neck from the coughing, but went to see the doctor who had a feel and diagnosed Thyroiditis and prescribed anti-biotics to help the cough. Almost immediately I started feeling loads better, cough pretty much stopped, neck felt fine and I felt finally back to myself.
He had sent me for a blood test that I almost didn't have as I was feeling fine again. However I went last week and the results have just come back showing that I've got an overactive thyroid!! I haven't really got any of the symptoms now - sleeping fine, no palpitations, no cold/heat issues, no anxiety/depression issues. The only thing I had noticed were that I'd lost weight and my muscles were a bit shaky, but I've been training for the London Marathon so put this down to that.
Now my doctor is advising me not to do the marathon :o( put me on 10mg Carboximole per day and referred me for more tests at the hospital.
I'm just so shocked - I was convinced everything would come back fine, and now I've been reading online about Graves disease and it's really scaring me!
My appointment isn't for another 2 weeks - just not sure what to do. My anxiety has definitely gone up since the diagonisis - or maybe since I've started Carboximole - but it wasn't something I'd noticed beforehand as being an issue.
Any advice or other's experiences with something similar greatly appreciated.
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