Have been feeling very tired and lethargic, also have noticed that I have a slight tremor and have lost about 9-10lbs quite quickly . I am 67 and consider myself to be reasonably fit.
So, booked an appointment with my GP practice , had blood tests taken and on 28th Dec phoned to see if results had come back.
I was asked to come in to speak to a GP who would discuss my results and hence I was told that I had an overactive thyroid .
Quite relieved to be honest as at least I know why I felt so tired etc, etc .
My readings are ( hope I've got this right ) T4 25.5, T3 13.0 and TSH 0.05,
I am on Carbimazole 5mg and take 3 tablets a day dropping to 2 tablets a day after 2 weeks. I started taking the tablets on 28th Dec
I have another blood test booked for 16th Jan and will then have to book a review with my GP when the results are to hand .
My GP is also booking an appointment for me to see an Endocrinologist at my local hospital .
Does all this sound to be the normal procedure ? I do feel slightly better and have not lost any more weight , in fact I have put on about 2lbs but it's been Christmas !
I'm not sleeping great and itch all over at night , face, leg, back , arm . Is this normal ?
I am also on statins and 1 tablet for blood pressure per day since I had an bleed behind my eye just about a year ago .
I visit the eye specialist at the local hospital about once a month and have been having injections in the eye although improvements have meant that this has not been necessary for the last 3 visits .
I visit the eye clinic again in February .
Apart from the prescribed medication is there anything I should be doing to help my condition with regard to diet etc.
On my next visit to my GP what questions should I be asking ?
Any advice would be much appreciated .