overactive thyroid gland

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Hi everyone went to see my speacilis ton Thursday and hes put me on 30mgs of Carbimazolent.How long does it take for it to start working please can anyone tell me and what is there to look out for when taking this medication,

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    Yes, I have Graves Disease and therefore an overactive thyroid. I was on the medication for 18months then taken off by NHS as I'd stabilised but after 12 months off them I'm now overactive again so new course of treatment for three years starting last week but private this time. My consultant said he would never have taken me off them after 18 months as the chance of relapse is much lower if you're on them for longer. I'm much more informed now, knew nothing when I was being seen on NHS sadly x
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    Hello Julie,

     I too have an overactive Thyroid...I have been on Carbimazole for about 3 years now, I did feel some improvement after being on them for about 6 weeks, if I remember correctly anyway!   

      I was taken off them late last year because my Thyroid had stabilised, like Sazzleby, but, after a blood test, I has to go back onto them, I'd been off them for 6 weeks, I was just getting used to not having to remember to take them too!!

      Yes, we have to have regular blood tests because we can have all sorts of things happen to us  sad  

     Unfortunately for me, I do suffer from bad throats, often having a sore throat!  which can be confusing for me!!    

     I started out taking 30gms, then the dosage was reduced to 20, then 10, now, thank goodness, I only have to take 5mgs a day....not bad really.  

     I have a lump on my Thyroid, it has shrunk since taking the Carbimazole though, so, that's a positive in my opinion....and it isn't often we get positives in medication is it??  


    I do hope you soon start to feel the benefit from taking Carbimazole Julie, I'm sure you will.

     Take care,


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