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High Altitudes and hyperthyroidism - Can i trek in Peru?!

Hi all

Has anyone trekked at high altitudes with Graves disease? I have the chance to backpack and trek for 5 weeks in February in the Andes and am worried the altitude might make my Graves flare up again. I am currently 'normal' T4 and T3 on a maintenance dose of carbimazole. Any one had experience of problems with medication/ rise in thyroid activity?

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Maybe something on this thread:

Obviously not the same but could be a start point for looking further.


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