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Hi everyone, can any of you shed some light please!

First of all I don't know any of my blood results only that i have overactive thyroid! I do intend to get copies next time!

 I have been on 10mg of Carbimazole and 45mg of propranalol for 4 weeks and feel no better at all!

  Saw my doctor Friday who said it just takes time for your body to settle back down! I explained i have no life just sleep all the time! He has told me to come off propranalol and just use them when pulse races and i get palpitations!

  I just don't feel very confident with what he said, i am having bloods done again at end of month!

  Do you think he is right? Does it take time before you start to feel better? Am i being impatient?

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    I only take carbimazole 10mg a day & it did take a good couple of months before I began to feel better. Stick with it!!!
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    It sounds like you are on a lot and if you were getting sleepy says a lot. I did only take my propranolol when my heart was racing and it did help. I never truly felt great until I had my RAI treatment and now I am just trying to get my levels right.
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      Hi

      In what way did yu start to improve after RAI?

      I am feeling terrible with this hyperthyroidism and cannot wait for the RAI.

      Are you taking any thyroxine etc..

      Cindy.

       

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      Hey Cindy,

      Now I don't have palpitations and I am not panting all the time. But, my doctor has started me on low dose synthroid 75mcg and I know it's not enough and I don't feel good. It's a different bad than before. Now I am tired and feel depressed, etc. I am working through it, refusing it to get me down. I work out and it does help. I can't wait for blood work Thursday and I am gonna also ask for Amor thyroid instead of synthroid.

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    I Only took carbimazole all way through but it takes time. Get some fresh air if nothing else and do things you like to do. Easy to say I know but see if you take mind off it and do ordinary things .
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    Hello Welsh Girl:

    My name is Shelly and I am a nurse in the USA.  I have Hashimoto's but I know both sides of the thyroid well enough.

    Your doctor is right.  The body is not fast in recovering.  It takes time and in our fast paced world we want it now!  i wish we had app's in our bodies and could set it to fix ourselves, but we don't and  have to give it time to settle.

    Propranalol is a heart drug and in some people a side effect is it can make you sleepy. Going off it may give you more energy. So if you feel your heart racing then you can take it as needed.

    Hang in there and give your body some time to recover.

    Regards,

    Shelly

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    Thank you so much for all your reply's that has really put my mind at rest! 

    I have been impatient but honestly if i know i will eventually feel better then I don't mind, and as one of you said will spend time doing the things i enjoy!

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    When I was diagnosed, I was started on 10 mg of Methimazole (same as Carbimazole in your country) but I only took Propranolol when I had palps which I never had after I took the Methimazole.  One thing you can do in order to feel better is to take 3,000 to 4,000 mg of Regular L-Carnitine and 1,000 to 5,000 IU of Vitamin D3 along with Magnesium 200 mg.  I was deficient in all of these vitamins, minerals and amino acids and hyperthyroid patients lose these when their thyroid is running hyper.  I was fortunate enough to come across a research paper from Italy outlining the benefits of hyperthyroid patients taking that dose of Regular L-Carnitine.  It helped me a lot.
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      Is L Carnitine safe if one has a cardiac problem for example a cardiac arrhythmia, heart block etc.

       

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      Actually there was a cardiologist in the States who advised it was beneficial for cardiac reasons.  However, there are different types of carnitine and I think the one that they really find beneficial for heart is Propionyl carnitine.  I am not familiar with using that one.  I think Regular L-Carnitine would work as well. 
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