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I was diagnosed with an over active thyroid on 8/7/10. I have been taking 40mg Carbimazole a day for the last 5 weeks. The first 3/4 weeks were a nightmare. I was having good and bad days, thankfully this has improved in the last week or so. I saw the specialist yesterday and he's more or less advised the same as my GP, re. treatment. He has prescribed Levothyroxine 100mg in addition to the carbimazole, which I will start taking in 2 weeks time. The joys of having this condition!
My symptoms seemed to have calmed down now, ie. disturbed sleep, irritable, shortness of breath, palpitations, feeling hot, tiredness, slight tingling in face. My main worry is returning back to work and how I will cope. I am hoping to go back on a phased return, but am worried about my mood swings as my work is pretty stressful.
I would be grateful for all your advise/comments on returning to work and how you all coped. Is it normal to gain weight whilst taking carbimazole and levothyroxine? I have gained approx 2 kgs since taking tablets after losing approx 1/2 stone prior. My stomach swelled up like a balloon a few days ago and I looked about 5 months pregnant!
Look forward to all your comments.
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