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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.


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



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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