I'm new to the site and have recently been diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism. I'd been ill for some time and eventually my GP sent me for blood tests which came back with an extremely overactive thyroid in mid November 2015 = FT4 53.6 with TSH 0.01. I've been on a daily dose of 20mg Carbimazole together with Propranolol (beta-blockers) 3 times a day (reducing as symptoms got better).
I had a six week blood check end of December 2015 which have resulted in the following results = FT4 5.7 with TSH 41.26. I am now extrememly underactive!! Carbimazole has been reduced to 5mg per day and have stopped taking Propranolol.
During the 6 weeks I have visited an endocrinologist and have had an antibodies check (results yet to be recieved) and await an appointment for an ultrasound. I also need to go back for another blood test in 4 weeks (early Feb) .
Not quite sure if I'm coming or going at the moment. Just seems like I'm on a giant see-saw.
This site is full of great information on the Thyroid and it would be lovely to hear and chat with others. 6 weeks ago I did not even know where the thyroid was let alone having to deal with so many symptoms and facts and figures!
Looking forward to postive comments that life can feel normal again soon - fingers crossed and many thanks.