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Hi, I am a 55 year old Early Years Teacher and went to the doctor with heart at 125 beats resting. He sent me to A &E. There I had blood test and they came back overactive thyroid. From then was referred to the endocrinologist who said it was Graves. For many years I have had some of the symptoms but just put it down to the menopause. Have started n 30mg carbimazole and 20mg propranolol the latter twice daily. Feeling better in some ways no heart palpitations but in other ways worse. Have little energy, feel tired and a terrible mind fog in the mornings. Am feeling very guilty about having time off work. My work is very stressful as I have a big nursery and a high proportion of special needs children. Every time I try and work I feel not on top of the job. Has anyone out there had experience of how long one should struggle on or rest? P.S I'm sure that my stress at work has triggered this. I asked my endocrinologist and she just said see how you feel it's not serious!
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