A friend i dont see often was diagnosed with overactive thyroid a few months ago, a mutual friend told me, so i messaged her on faceboik to ask if she was ok, how was the medication going etc..she replied she had lost alot of weight and was worried she would regain it if she took the carbimazole. I was alarmed, tried to tell her it was dangerous not to take it, but didnt hear back. Some time later i messaged again, she said she was doung ok and felt less hyper.
I bumped into her today and was shocked at her appearance. She was gaunt, approx half her previous body weight and had bags under her eyes, which also appeared bulging. I asked if she was ok, how was her thyroid? She was quite dismissive, saying oh its fine now, all sorted. Im not convinced.
What can i do? Im worried she isnt taking her carb in order to keep her weight down but i dont think she realises how unwell she seems..another mutual friend is worried too but says she wont listen to anyone, and says she wants to control her food/weight.
Could her thyroid really be ok just a few months after diagnosis? I really doubt it personally. All advice welcome.