I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism about 3 weeks ago after having persistent tachycardia and palpitations for about 6 weeks. No other symptoms I was otherwise well, I had an increased appetite but didn't lose or gain any weight.
I've been started on bisoprolol for the tachycardia which is working, and 30mg once daily of carbimazole. I'm guessing the carbimazole is starting to do it's job because I have started feeling absolutely awful for about the past week. Extremely tired and low energy no matter how much sleep I get, constantly feel like I'm on the verge of a cold, skin rashes and itching......
I'm just looking for some support to hear that other people are going through the same. I have my endocrinologist appointment in 10 days so I'm hoping they will reduce the dose of the carbimazole.
I'm also really concerned about gaining weight. I haven't gained anything yet, my appetite is still pretty insatiable but I'm aware I need to get this in check. Everything I've read about carbimazole is people saying "I GAIND A MILLION POUNDS IN 2 WEEKS!" Id really like to hear if people have not gained weight with carbimazole, I know it's really vain and not the end of the world to gain weight but I get married in 8 months and I'd rather not gain weight before that!
Any words of advice or support would be greatly appreciated.