About 8 weeks ago I found out I had an overactive thyroid and was immediately put on 20mg Carbizamole daily whilst I waited to receive an appointment with a specialist. My GP had indicated that the Carbizamole was a temporary fix and that ultimately I would need either surgery or iodine radio therapy to permantley fix the problem.
Last week I finally saw the specialist who thinks I have Graves Disease (awaiting confirmation). He told me the next steps were to take Carbizamole for the next 18 months.
Although the Carbizamole has made me generally feel a bit better already, I have put on a stone since first taking them. At 16st and climbing (5'5" female) I am terrified of putting on more weight when I know I should be focused on loosing it. I am starting to consider to stop taking the medication as I really can't face it & just feel like I am replacing one health problem with another.
Has anyone experienced anything similar or have any advice? Can I just not willingly have the surgery/IRT immediately and get it overand done with?