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So had my endo check up today, it's been 10 weeks since the last set of stats that had me euthyroid and I had my dose reduced from 15 to 10mg Carbimazole. Over the last few weeks it's been increasingly difficult to keep the weight I lost from being super hyper. I have also started having high diastolic blood pressure readings with my pulse being anywhere from 40 to 60 bpm. I have a stiff neck too (but it's getting better). So my natural assumption coming into the meeting was I'm going hypo. And reduced my dose myself from 10 to 5mg.
My test results today were:
TSH -0.05 0.67 [normal range 0.4 - 5.5]
FT3 6.1 3.7 [normal range 3-6]
FT4 18.7 10.1 [normal range 11-26]
After much huffing and puffing and eyerolling from the consultant - there's no love lost between us - he conceded that I shoul be at 5mg and predicted that this will be my maintenance dose for 12-14 months...I will reserve judgement on that until the January results.
My goal is to not gain all 3 stone that I lost back so far I have put a stone of it back on with excercise and dieting. The thing is I've always been able to lose weigfht effectively (just too lazy and greedy to maintain the weight loss usually) With the lower dose I hope to get back on an even keel. I just want to maintain my size but it's impossible even with only being slightly hypo!
Give me hyper any bloody day!
Just sharing my experiences in the hope that it helps others out there!
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