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Newly diagnosed not sure it is correct?

Hi I have had severe pain in my thyroid area swelling facial pain, jaw and head pain after 3 weeks of trying to convince my Gp that something was not correct I was given a blood test and diagnosed as having overactive thyroid and tachycardia. My level of something was 45 Go said she had seen much worse with results close to 100 she prescribed me propanol 40mg and carbimazole 20mg. The symptoms that I have been experiencing are pain and swelling in my thyroid area painful lump above Adams Apple difficulty swallowing food getting stuck. Lack of energy feeling tired all the time mood swings difficulty concentrating, diaoreha pain in face head jaw and teeth night sweats and loss of appetite but no weight loss. Fast heartbeat around 110. I am not sure what is wrong with me I feel so ill. Has anyone else had same symptoms no

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Welcome to the forum, Lianm1. Your symptoms and FT4 are consistent with over active thyroid (hyperthyroidism). Your thyroid has probably swollen to produce the high FT4 and should become less tender and painful as the Carbimazole starts working.. It often works quickly and your symptoms will improve. Hyperthyroidism is usually managed in endocrinology. Has your GP said a referral is being made?

Carbimazole is an anti-thyroid drug and will slow the production of thyroid hormone. You should have 4 weekly blood tests to check levels are correct, too much Carbimazole will lower FT4 and cause hypothyroidism. Too little won't control the over activity.

Propranolol is a beta blocker and will slow down your fast heart rate until your thyroid levels are within normal range.


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