Side effects with carbimazole

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Hi everyone just wondering if someone can help me.Got told lastweek that i have a overactive thyroid and i got put on carbimazole for my medication and i am not sure if its carbimazole but i have come out in big bloches on my neck and face.I am not sure weather to come off them.Has this ever happened to anyone else.

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    Hi there

    Yes I get this sometimes along with itching. I went to the doctor but they wouldn't take me off it. Have to take antihystermines as well now.

    Sarah

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    Hi Julie, I initially started off on carbimazole and the itching was unbearable.  Was prescribed strong anithistamines to counteract this.  After 5 months could tolerate it no longer due to mouth sores and was changed to ptu.  it comes with its own problems too sad
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    I would ring doctors in morning.  Here we get a phone appointment if you are worried and still blotchy.  See what your doc says, I imagine they will be keeping a check on your bloods
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    your doctor may just prescribe an antihistimine and keep you on them.  Best just to check first thing and get their opinion. 
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    Thank you everyone i will phone the doctors first thing in the morning xxxx
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    Hi julie, I never came out in blotches but the itching eas unreal. After about 4 months the consultant changed me to ptu. White blood cell count is affected so now going for thyroidectomy. Horrible condition to have
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      Hello Ariande,

       I am sorry to hear you have to have a thyroidectomy, I hope you recover fast...

       Yes, this IS a horrible condition to have.

       Please let us know how your op went, I'll be thinking of you, I'm sure we all will be...

       Best wishes,

       Take good care,

       Love,

       Chrissie x

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      Hello again Ariadne,

        Thank you for your reply cheesygrin

         I'm sorry to hear that the meds weren't agreeing with you....It's always difficult isn't it when taking medication?  

        I look forward to hearing how you feel after the op,  I would think you are waiting in anticipation on the outcome?!    I hope it goes good and you will get on great.

       I'm not doing too badly thank you,  sore throat at the moment!  but, I have been doing  a lot of singing, 12ish days on the trot!  No wonder my throat's sore, I must say, since I have been on the Carbimazole, my voice has deepened!  I have had to make the music lower now for singing!!   I play guitar, it is quite a challenge I can tell you!!   Anyway, I can sing a bit now, when i first went on the medication, I couldn't sing at all, that really upset me!  I asked quite a few times about that, no-one really knew the answer I don't think!  Docs would say, " It'll come back in time "   I'm still waiting for my voice to come back!!   But, never mind, I just sing and play in a lower key!!    I can do a good 'Old Man River' impersonation!!!

        Take care and look forward to hearing how GOOD you feel

        Love,

       Chrissie.

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    But on the positive side some people do really well on Carbimazole 
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     Hello Julie,

     I am sorry to hear of your problems with Carbimazole!  cry  They do seem to have side effects don't they?  I haven't had any itching though, I, on the whole, have been O.K. on them, I did have to come off them after about 2 years of taking them, I had stablized, then, unfortunatly, my thyroid went overactive again! sad  so, back on them, I was off them for about 6 weeks, not long really, the blood tests are very important, mine are every 4 weeks! I know they can cause lots of problems, but, all in all, I haven't had many, and the one's I have had haven't lasted too long.

     As Ariadne says, some people do very well on them, I would think once you've spoken to your Doc he/she will be able to sort your itching and blotchiness out, I really hope so anyway, like the other's on here, I would say stay on them, if you need them, you need them, there are ways around the side effects.....

    Keep us posted please.

    Take care,

     Chrissie x

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