Hi there everyone,
I've been on your site here for around 8 weeks since I was diagnosed with Graves at the end of August
after feeling many symptoms for years ...
but always showing NORMAL when bloods tested.
I had many Dreadful symptoms :-
Feelings of Extreme Terror !!!!!!!!!!
Itching head to foot
Hair loss head and body and eyebrows
much pain in muscles and joints
shaking in neck and head
a feeling of extreme exhaustion
Hot flushes and night sweats .... EVERY HOUR OF THE DAY AND NIGHT
etc etc etc
went privately to Endocrinologist for second opinion and explanation as I knew nothing
about graves disease ( large family history of thyroid disorders )
Endo put me on 40 mg CARBIMAZOLE morning and 40mg at night (80mg/day)
told me to come back in 8 weeks.... did so last night
I certainly felt that since 6 weeks into treatment I was feeling much better and many of
the symptoms had gone ..except pain in large muscles and joints and still a bit
Endo was pleased ( he said ) with results ...
I ve never drank alcohol much , an occasional glass of wine with a meal ...
and any blood tests have always shown my liver to be NORMAL ...ALWAYS !
two months ago GAMMA GT was showing 25 UL
And ... blood test last night show
GAMMA GT shows 302 UL
Please tell me what this means and if it's bad ....
Endo didn't even mention it throughout my appt. was only in the last few mins.
I panicked and said .... what about this GAMMA GT .... ??
he said......... Oh don't worry about that I'll keep and eye on it .. come back in eight weeks .... and reduced CARBIMAZOLE from 80mg to only 40mg per day
went to G.P.s this morning and he couldn't believe it ... saying You've ALWAYS
shown normal .... his reaction made me very anxious ... He arranged a Liver
Please tell me what you think .... I'm demented worrying now ... thought I was on the
mend from Hyperthyroid ( graves ) now I'm scared to death...