I have just been told my thyroid is not working, after months of not feeling well. I have COPD and seem to be constantly having flare-ups which I was given antibiotics and steroids for. I started to bruise very badly at the slightest knock I was told this was a side affect of steroids, it makes the skin fragile, but a new doctor in the surgery asked for blood tests to make sure and it came back that my thyroid was "not working" as she put it. I was told there were two treatments radio active iodine or Carbimazole I am allergic to Iodine it blisters me so I have been put on Carbimazole starting dose of 20mg more blood tests in 3 weeks. I don't know what my levels were, but I am rather annoyed when I read the symptoms for an underactive thyroid, as these are things I have been complaining of for months to my GP. Some of the symptoms also seem to mimic a flare up of COPD. I have read a few posts but no one seems to be on Carbimazole . If there is someone out there who is on or has been on Carbimazole I would be interested to hear from you
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