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Hiya, I'm 20 years old and was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism last week. I initially went to the doctors with a movable lump on the side of my neck (It's about 3-4cm in width). After blood test my GP said she was shocked to find out if was an overactive thyroid due to my age, they retested to be sure but the test came back the same the second time. I started carbimazole today (I think I'm on 2x5mg tablets a day but I can't remember, I'm at work atm so can't check!) and have also been put on vit D supplements. I've been told I'll have to have monthly blood tests and am waiting for appointment to see hormone specialist at the hopsital.
?I'm just looking for some advice really, I had never even really heard of thyroid disease until last week so feel really bewildered! I feel so run down at the minute and I seem to be getting emotional over everything I don't know if that's the meds or just the symptoms of the disease. I also wondered what the expect when I go to the hospital, like when is surgery necessary and radioactive treatment? My thyroids are obviously swollen but don't know if the carbimizole will sort that over time and have no idea how the lump in the side of my neck is related, even the dr said she was unsure and that I will just have to wait to see the specialist. Has anyone had a similar situation who can help? I think because I'm younger and don't know of anyone with the same disease to ask questions about so could really just do with knowing I'm not alone!
?P.S. I also wondered if anyone had any idea about how this can affect going abroad? I'm supposed to be spending a month in Malia in summer but don't know if I will still be allowed to go? I'm supposed to be paying the remaining balance next month but don't want to be paying any money if I won't be able to go? All I keep getting told at the surgery is that I will find out more when I see specialist but I have no idea how long that will be! Any advice?!
?Thanks for taking the time to read this!
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