Overactive thyroid anyone not taken the meds

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Overactive thyroid waiting on specialist appointment. Over taking the tablets. Has anyone not taken them and had your thyroid sort itself?

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    I went off my meds only when the dr told me I was in remission which lasted about 6 months and then it really went off the deep end!:-( maybe stay on them til your doc tells you something!
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    Hi Jemma, my daughter was 14 when diagnosed overactive.  She was put on Carbimazole,  which she took as instructed for a few months, then it started to go underactive. This is what the consultant wanted, as he said he would then treat her for it being underactive.   She hated the feeling of it going underactive and much against my wishes she self medicated, taking a pill every now and again.   Her thyroid balanced itself again over the following six - eight months.  If you keep well, are relatively stress free, have no other underlying conditions, avoid other hormones such as the pill or products such as vaccinations which may overload your immunity again, and eat healthy food - and perhaps add supplements to boost your immune system, it may work for you too.  There are sites that suggest natural methods of regulating the thyroid. 
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    Hi Jemma, I was diagnose over active last year. I was put on 40 mg of carbinmazone daily and after a month I put on almost 2 stone. I atopped taking my tablets as I gained so much weight and I became unhappy in myself... I didn't tell the doctors and when they found out they were not impressed. I haven't had a tablet since august of last year and I've found out in the past week my bloods are normal... I still feel very unwell and I'm not sure it's the best option not to take your tablets. Definitely speak to you're doctor about it if something's bothering you. Hope you feel better !
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      Bloody hell! 2 stone in one month! Right - that's it, if I put on so much as a pound those pills are going in the bin!!!
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      Hi - my daughter has overactive thyroid and has been on carbimazole again - she was first overactive five years ago . Since Christmas she has gone from a size 18-20 to less than a 12- andshe has been taking the meds since march. She's on 15mg twice a day and she is still losing weight and hair. Whether u put weight on or lose it depends on what's happening in your thyroid and the rest of your hormonal system is all geared into it too. So u really ought to look into this before u chuck the pills. diet - scrapping sugar and gluten and avoid all diet drinks as these contain sugar substitutes like aspartame and sucralose that remove healthy gut bacteria that u need to have to let your thyroid balance again. What's happening in the gut is really key and not given anywhere near the attention it should have. Best wishes.
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