About 3-4 weeks ago I was diagnosed with Graves Disease. I had my first appointment with my Endocrinologist and he prescribed me with Carbimazole 20mg twice a day, along with Propranolol, because my levels were really high.
A few days after starting the Carbimazole I woke up with a mild sore throat and the next morning it was still there so I went straight to my Doctors for a full blood count test and stopped taking the Carbimazole immediately. My results came back the next day and showed that my white blood cell count was low. I was booked in for a blood test two days later after stopping the Carbimazole and those results showed that my white blood cell count had improved. My Endocrinologist rang me to discuss a new prescription of the Carbimazole at 5mg twice a day followed by a blood test in 7 days time and if the results were normal, to up my dosage by 10mg a day every week until I was on 40mg a day.
I have just had my 7 day blood test and the results have found that my white blood cell count is low again. I have been booked in for another blood test for 7 days time (Wednesday 30th) and I am keeping my dosage at 5mg twice a day, I won't increase the dosage.
I am debating whether I should wait to see what this next blood test result comes back with before ringing my Endocrinologist to update him or not.
I was just wondering if anyone else has been in this situation? What happened? What are the alternatives to Carbimazole, my Endocrinologist mentioned a thyroidectomy but I fear that might be too drastic?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!