life is too important to ignor things

hi guys new to this i have been told that i have an overworked thyroid i really hit rock bottom. my reading level of the blood test was 61, doctor told me that the normal level is 10-19 so yer it scared me. it all start feeling tired as i am a single mum i just thought it was normal. i continued with life for a good 6 months before i thought i would get a blood test. my symtoms was very bad depression which i already had but got alot worse i could not stop crying for no reason it just kept chasing me i ended into a state were i could not concentrate on anything my body keep on shaking. the doctor told me if i had of left it any longer it would have started destroying my heart which would lead into a heartattack. i am now taking neo-mercazole just today. within a 3 hour s my crying has stopped. i really couldnt understand was going on as i am a strong women so if this can help any one whom thinks they have something wrong please go to the doctor life is too shor

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  • Welcome to the forum, Joaj.

    You have an over active thyroid gland which means you are hyperthyroid. Neo-Mercazole is an anti-thyroid drug which will slow down your thyroid output and regulate your levels. You should have blood tests every 4-6 weeks as dose will need adjusting until your FT4 drops into the 10-19 range. If it drops too low you will have low thyroid (hypothyroid) symptoms which are less dangerous than having high thyroid levels but are unpleasant.

    thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

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    I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.

  • it was so scary how it took control of my mind

    and yer doc said regular blood test thankyou for taking the time out to explain everything i really appreciate it. im am on day 2 of meds and the results of the meds have worked great for me. its a day to day thing i think i have appointed with specialist soon hopefully THANKYOU

  • is this something i will have for the rest of my life

  • Joaj,

    You'll probably have remission 12-18 months after treatment. If you have autoimmune hyperthyroidism (Graves Disease) remission is permanent in less than 50% of patients. If remission fails you'll have to consider whether to resume anti-thyroid drugs, or have thyroidectomy or radioactive iodine ablatement to destroy your thyroid gland. The latter two will usually make you hypothyroid (under active).

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