Hello, my name is Daniela, I live in the UK, I had my second baby in October 2014 and I've just been diagnosed with Graves disease. I've started Carbimazole 15mg on 22/03/2015 while I am still breastfeeding, and the new Endo I've been to today wants to switch me to PTU 200mg. I am so tired and scared about all this, I do not know where to look anymore to find out about treatment for Graves' Disease.
Please can anyone explain to me at all why the doctor would want to switch medication? From what I have learned until now it looks like PTU has a lot more side-effects! Or are the side-effects dependent on dose?
Thank you, I shall try to post more details tomorrow, I am absolutely exhausted between lack of sleep at night as I'm breastfeeding a 5 and 1/2 months old, taking care of him and his 4 year old sister during day time, and trying to find out how not to do something terrible and make this condition worse!