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I've been diagnosed with Graves now for 6 weeks. Before that I thought that I was just having nerves for an important training course I was going on, went to the GP about it thinking I had something else and she noticed the swelling in my throat and tested me for over active thyroid.
Was initally put on 30mg Carbimazole & beta blockers until I saw the specialist at the hospital who has now put me on 5 mg Carbimazole. The beta blockers have stopped now. Both doctors were really nice and explained all the technical stuff about my TSH, T4 and antibody levels. They didn't explain all the other stuff about the anxiety, mood swings etc.
I'm so glad to have found this forum and so many seem to be experiencing the same things as me. My beta blockers stopped last week and I feel all trembly again. I had an anxiety attack at work last week. I haven't stopped working and at the moment it's been pretty full on with late night call outs and being short staffed. Normally I would coast along but I'm very touchy about things and snap at the drop of a hat. I know it's part of the condition but it seems so hard sometimes to get that into my head. My friends & colleagues just look at me as if to say ' You've got your meds now there can't be problem'.
I feel that I'm going on a bit now but I thought I would share with others who have probably experienced the same thing. I'm waiting for my next appointment at the hospital. Hopefully I'll start to feel human again soon cause right now I'm like a zombie.
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