Hi.. it's nice to know that there's a community to remind myself that I'm not alone.
I have been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism about 2 weeks ago. I just turned 20. It was a bit hard to take in at first, but I guess I'm doing fine now.
My doctor told me to start with a dose of 10mg of carbimazole and propranolol twice a day. My symptoms seemed to have improved a little, but they come back after like 5-6hrs of taking the meds. (Sweating, shaky hands, fast heartrate)
So.. I had seen the doctor again this week, and the doctor says it isn't improving yet. She says it takes time.
But just yesterday, I was experiencing chest pains at night. It was kind of like.. because of my palpitations, it starts to hurt, and I got anxious, so it hurts again?
During my appointment with the doctor, I asked if I could increase the dose since I still feel palpitations. She said it's fine to increase to 3 times a day, only for 1 week. My next appointment is about 1 week later. So I was wondering if I can really increase the dose on my own?
Will it help with the chest pains?
What are the really obvious symptoms I should look out for just in case?
Will I dip into hypothyroidism?
If so, is it dangerous? Will it go back to hyper on it's own?
Can I.. wait until my next appointment?