Hi, I've just found this site and thought I could get some advise from people going through the same thing.
I was diagnosed with an over active thyroid about 3 mths ago and have been prescribed Carbimazole to regulate it. I've been told that these meds are not suitable to take on a long term basis due to the possible side effects and therefore, once they'd regulated my thyroid, I'd need to have it removed or take an iodine/radiotherapy treatment to kill it off basically. Either way, I'd end up with an under active thyroid which apparently is easier to medicate long term.
I've read such awful stories about how people cannot seem to be given the meds they need and how tricky it is to get the meds accurate. This is now getting me down; the thought of having to go through this. I'm feeling fine at the moment and my symptoms of my over active thyroid have gone. I'd like to get some perspective and maybe hear of some good news stories that this process can be straight forward and not be as bad as I'm reading