Diagnosed 11 days ago with hyperthyroidism

Still trying to find as much information as I can haven't had a lot of information from my gp but found lots online and especially on this site

I hadn't been feeling good for a long time, I remember going to my gp about a year ago because of tiredness and some pain , was told this was my age 55 at that time ... as time went by I couldn't sleep was in pain all over my body , couldn't lift my granddaughter .. went gp who thought I may have gout but after bloods was told it's overactive thyroid. Was prescribed carbimazole 5mg twice daily .. I have an appointment for endocrinologist on 3/5/17

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  • Welcome to the forum, Mmmmmmmmm.

    Carbimazole blocks production of thyroid hormones T4 and T3. After 12-18 months on Carbimazole you may be able to wean off and try for remission. Remission is only permanent in less than 50% of patients whose hyperthyroidism is autoimmune due to Graves disease. If remission fails you can resume taking Carbimazole for years if you do well on it. Alternatively, you can opt for thyroidectomy or radioactive iodine (RAI) ablatement both of which will make you permanently hypothyroid.

    Have a look at these links:

    thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

    thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

    Check out posts on Graves and Hyperthyroidism underneath Topics to the right of this thread too.

  • Thanks for your reply .. I'll have a look at those links ...

  • Make sure you get print outs of your blood test results (you are entitled to them)

  • Thanks I will .. since being on here I've realised that it's really important to know,to be honest I don't think my gp really knew what they meant he had to phone the lab .. so yeah I'll definitely ask for a copy .., thanks for your advice ...

  • And the ranges as they differ from lab to lab

  • I will thanks ...

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