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Hi, I was diagnosed with Graves today, after going to docs due to swelling round my eyes & then having blood tests, etc. & am furiously reading up on the condition.
I have been prescribed Carbimazole but what I didn't ask the doctor was if I could take Ibuprofen or other painkillers with it (I have frozen shoulder in both arms which gets painful so I take painkillers). I've read the leaflet with the tablets and it's not overly clear whether I can take painkillers too, or what type?
I also occasionally take Actifed for sinus problems but I will check about that with my doctor before taking them again but I was surprised to see on the leaflet about not taking some herbal remedies & that is worrying as I take echinacea fairly regularly.
Being prone to frequent bad colds, echinacea in the last 4 years has been a Godsend & has kept me free from really bad colds that used to lay me low for weeks, all I have now are a few days of sniffles and that's it, so is it OK to take echinacea whilst taking carbimazole? I'd hate to stop taking it but the leaflet doesn't give any idea of what I shouldn't take. Can anyone help, please? Thank you :-)
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