I'm new to HealthUnlocked, so hi! I've been reading since I was first diagnosed with an Overactive Thyroid last month which has since turned out to be Graves Disease.
I had my first appointment with my Endocrinologist last Thursday and he prescribed me with Carbimazole 40mg to be taken twice a day. I had to go for a blood test straight after my appointment as he couldn't view my Doctors records and he said he would ring me on Tuesday (yesterday) to tell me when to start taking them. Later that same day (last Thursday) he rang me to say he had my results back and ordered me to start taking them asap as my levels were really high. So I started them on Thursday, along with my Propranolol which I've been on for 3 weeks now.
I felt fine until Monday morning when I woke up with a mild sore throat. I didn't want to overreact due to what my Endocrinologist had warned me about with what symptoms to look out for so I decided to keep going with the medication that day and see how I was the next day. I woke up yesterday feeling like I was coming down with a very bad cold. I still had a sore throat, my head was very fuzzy and I felt really hot, so I went straight to my Doctors for a full blood count test and stopped taking the Carbimazole. Since yesterday morning I have started to feel much better and all of my symptoms have subsided.
I had a phone call from my Doctors surgery this morning asking to book me in for another blood test tomorrow morning because my blood test yesterday showed my white blood cell count was low. I know this is what my Endocrinologist warned me about and I definitely think it's related to the Carbimazole.
I was just wondering if anyone else has been in this situation? I have no idea if there are alternative medicines? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, I'm still getting my head around the whole thing!
P.S. Also, ANOTHER blood test tomorrow, this will be my third in a week! I don't like having bruised arms, I definitely feel like a pin cushion!