overactive thyaroid

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Hi im 25 and was told 6 weeks ago that i av an overactive thyaroid and given carbimazole i was then sent a letter by my doctor the next day sayin i need to make a hospital appointment to see a specialist and thats all iv been told really i know nothing about this thyaroid thing can any1 help me and tell me why i wud need to see a specialist I then had another blood test done last week and saw my doctor today and he said there not workin so he has now changed my dosage from 20mg to 40mg of carbimazole can any1 tell me anything about this my doctor has just told me nothing and im worried wat to expect wen i see a specialist truth wud be good thank u from leanne[/b]

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    Hyper is hard to control and GPs sometmes don't know enough about all the symptoms which is why you need a specialist. Hyper doesn't just affect the thyroid it affects your whole body and how it works...ovaries, adrenal glands, digestive system and your feelings and emotions.

    Some people are less affected than others. Everybody is different but if you read the posts on this site you will get a good feel for what folks go through.

    The carbimazole is used to bring your thyroid chemically back to normal, stopping it producing too much hormone which is what causes your body to race and speed up. They are trying to do this by giving you more carbimazole. Once it is working the dose will be gradually reduced. They will keep giving you blood tests to see how your thyroid is working.

    The specialist will explain your blood tests to you and will be able to make adjustments to your drugs.

    Are you on any other tablets?

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    Hi! I was diagnosed with an overactive thyroid a few weeks ago, and I felt really ill. I'm on carbimazole and I feel much better now. I still feel tired and I've lost a lot of weight. If I don't hurry up and put some back on I'm going to have to buy some new clothes.... a good excuse. :D

    I think you're better off seeing a specialist, as Linda says some GPs don't seem to know a lot about an overactive thyroid. I had loads of symptoms, but my GP said they had nothing to do with my thryoid, it was just a coincidence. The endocrinologist confirmed they were in fact all connected to my overactive thyroid.

    I hope you feel better soon.

    Marigold

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    Glad you feel better on the carbimazole Marigold. I'm counting the days till my next endo appt. I get a few good days and then I seem to run up against a brick wall and I'm back at the emotional weak wreck!

    You don't realise how much the thyroid controls...

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    Hi Linda! I'm sorry you're still having bad days. I still have weepy days when I feel I want to hide away, but generally I'm much better. My legs are more or less back to normal now, the swelling has gone, but they're still sore. My migraines have more or less gone. Just wish my weight would increase a bit.

    I see the endo again tomorrow to get the results of ECG and echocardiogram.Still waiting to see the eye specialist for his advice about RAI.

    As you say it's surprising how much the thyroid controls.

    Take care.

    Marigold.

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    Hope the endo appt goes well Marigol. I'll be thinking of you

    Linda

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    Hi Linda. The endo said I was doing fine. My ECG and echocardiogram were normal, so the heart murmur was due to turbulence caused by my thyroid being overactive.

    He's started me on thyroxine as well as the carbimazole so I don't go hypo.

    He's referring me to someone who specialises in thyroid eye disease. Goodness knows how long I'll have to wait for an appointment.

    Do you have long to wait for your next appointment with the endo?

    Take care.

    Marigold.

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    Thanks linda for that i only found out as i have a 6 month old baby and wen i am pregnant i become diabettic and they just had test it after i had Indigo make sure it had gone but came bk wit this thyroid i av 4 children the eldest is 6 and autistic and my partner left so i just thought i was run down as i kept getting wat i thought was a bug i also find that my knees and legs are stiff and hurt so i joined the gym think i needed to get fit i still try and go twice a week but today i dint go as i took my lil girl swimming and i felt awful after. Since i started the carbimazole i get very bad migranes and feeling faint i practically live on panadol at the mo im a lil reluctant to start takin 40mg as im worried of this getting worse and i need to be able to look after my children. no im not on any other meds im seeing the specialist on the 5th july
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