Overactive Thyroid :: Stopping Carbimazole - Only Beta Blockers?

Oct 18, 2009

I was diagnosed with overactive thyroid 6 weeks ago, i was put on carbimazole and beta blockers. Initially i felt loads better and could actually function nearly as normal. the beta blockers were stopped after 4 weeks. after check up 3 days ago they have stopped the carbimazole completely and put me back on beta blockers as my thyroid is nearly underactive but my heart rate is far too high. Im now back to how i was before. tired, giddy, nauseous, sweating and shaking. I have a 15 month old son and struggling to function. Can this be good just stopping carbimazole just like that i m back to square one!

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Carbimazole :: Stopping Carbimazole - Started To Gain Weight

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Hyperthyroidism :: Pregnant With Overactive Thyroid

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Recently in my 8th week of being pregnant my results came back as:

TSH <0.01 (reference 0.3-4.0 mIU/L)

Free t4 25 (reference 9-23 pmol/L)

Free t3 8.4 (reference 3.5-6.5 pmol/L)

I am waiting for an endo appointment and was wondering if there was anything else that should be tested (vitamin b12, D, carnitine, antibodies) or if there was anything I could do while I wait for the appointment. I am a vegetarian and from my other tests the doctor concluded my iron is fine.

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Overactive Thyroid - But Under Active Symptoms?

I am 33 years old and have just been diagnosed with having OA Thyroid, but have symptoms of UA Thyroid. I have always struggled with my weight and bloating (from having food intolerances), but have recently gained a lot more weight than normal, despite eating sensibly, walking everywhere (as I don't drive) and swimming.

I have days where I feel really thirsty and have to drink lots and lots of water, unable to concentrate, have a husky voice and morning coughing/ gunk on my chest, rapid heart rate, anxiety, feel achey and exhausted all the time. I also have Fibromyalgia (was diagnosed in 2005). I used to work full time for 17 years, but recently had to reduce my hours to part time, where I constantly felt ill...and I have now had to leave work altogether.

What I don't understand is how I can have the symptoms of UA but be OA. The Doctor has prescribed me 5mg of Carbimazole to take 3 times a day. No Propranolol yet, but I have taken these before as I used to suffer with high blood pressure.

I am worried that I am going to gain even more weight on this medication, when I have already gone up nearly two dress sizes from being so ill. Is this medication usually only given for people with OA? Will the effects be reversed in my case, where I have UA? Are there many of you out there who have the same symptoms as me and who are taking this medication and if so, what has happened in your situation?

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Hyperthyroidism :: Selenium And Zinc For Overactive Thyroid?

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Hyperthyroidism :: Underactive Tiredness And Stopping Carbimazole

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I do have overactive bladder and occasional urge incontinence but I have never had a UTI before.

Other pre-existing conditions are high blood pressure, overweight and high cholesterol, also history of peptic ulcers and duodenitis,  as well as mental health issues, but nothing you would think would cause this specific condition.

I just wondered if anyone out there reading this post have had something similar or can help. I know UTIs are rare in men & I don't think I've quite got to the bottom of things yet. Has anyone else had any other tests other than ultrasound, and I wondered if they revealed anything more?

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Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers :: Losartan Affect Your Blood Sugar?

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Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers :: Losartan - Tension In Face And Jaw Ache

Hi my GP has just prescribed Losartan, after 3 days I am experiencing headaches , tension in face and jaw ache, 

He suggested I stop for 3 days but said it was not side effects of the drug but my fibromyalgia condition. I'm not convinced as after 3 days without the drug I began to feel better.

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