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 Julie,

    Unfortunately Carbimazole has quite a few irritating side effects, and i also suffered with the blotches , itchy lumps especially around the jaw line and neck. I also was told to take antihistamine, this did lessen to some extent with time.

    I tried coming off carbimazole firstly after 6 months, as i was incorectly diagnosed with viral thyroiditis. When my next blood test was due (4 weeks later,) i was put back on them and sent for an iodine scan, when Graves was confirmed. I later tried for another remission after another 14 months and failed.  Over 2 years and 8 months later, after TSH levels had been within normal levels for some time i tried again and have been in remission for 6 months now, i know it's early days but i am feeling optomistic.

    It's a long hard struggle, but stay with it.......lots of ups and downs, i have already decided that if this remission fails i shall opt for surgery or ablation.

    Good luck

    Kathy

     

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      Hi Kath i went to the doctors today and she told me to stop taking and she will phone the consultant up and what else i can go on.Thank you for your help xxx
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      Hope the doctor gets back to you soon, i think PTU will be the only other medication to take, How much carbimazole were you on?, as i found the higher the dose the worse the itching.

      I would split the dose am /pm and that way i never had one large dose, but two smaller ones. It worked to some degree

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      I am on 30mg he said he would put me on a higher dose just to kick start it.The doctor is phoneing me up tomorrow.I am just abit worried because i have missed tablets today because she as told me not to have any/

       

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      The highest dose i was on was 20mg, even with a Ftree T4 of 64.5, and none existant TSH, i had been put on 20mg by my GP before i got an apt with my endo.By the time my apt came in my Ft4 had started to reduce, the endo wanted me on a higher dose but i pointed out that if the fT4 was already going down i would rather stay on the 20mg for a while, and then hopefully reduce the dose. As the dose decreased the ichy blotches did too.

      I hope you find something that works, and i should'nt worry about missing aday or two as you hav'nt really been on them too long anyway.

      Best wishes Kathy.

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    Hi went to the doctors about my rash and they have took me off  carbimazole and put me on Propylthiouracil is there anyone else on these and what are they like.
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