It would appear that my body doesn't react very well to Carbimazole. Since starting it nearly 3-4 weeks ago at 2 x 40mg a day, I had to stop it after 4 days because I developed a sore throat. I went for a blood test and it showed that my white blood cell count was low. After stopping the Carbimazole for a couple of days, I went for another blood test and it showed that my count had improved.
My endocrinologist rang me and prescribed me to start on a lower dosage, 2 x 5mg a day followed with a blood test 7 days later, if the blood test came back ok then I was 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 it showed my white blood cell count was low again, they have booked me in for another blood test for 7 days time to check it it has improved. When I spoke to my endocrinologist he said if I wasn't suited to the Carbimazole then I would have to have an urgent thyroidectomy because my levels are too high.
I am not sure how I feel about this, I was only diagnosed with Graves Disease 3-4 weeks ago and still trying to get my head around it all. I think having a thyroidectomy sounds quite drastic but I know there aren't really any alternatives.
Has anyone else gone through this? Any advice would be greatly appreciated