Hyperthyroid and graves

I was Diagoosed about 2 months ago. Now on Carbizole. 6 weeks I will have been in them next week. I was having terrible heart palpitations, shakes, irritation, brain fog etc., I have recently over the last week been getting dizzy spells, terrible acid on night time with whatever I eat or drink. Joint pain and cramp in hands. I am upset as I am putting Lots of weight on which really makes me feel crap. I've never known me put weight on so quick. I'm lucky I have a great husband who understands some of this. Doesn't like my irritability though. Doesn't get that side of it. Mind neither do I. Still get tired some days. Well I do work with alot if 3 year olds in Nursery. I've always been active. Any help or advice greatly appreciated x

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  • Hi. I was treated for graves in 2014. Am well now. Have you had a recent blood test? It's possible you are underactive and need dose adjustment. I went underactive about 6 weeks after starting treatment although I felt well (I felt dreadful prior to treatment). My dose was adjusted accordingly. I lost around half a stone prior to diagnosis (due to graves) and put it back on after starting treatment and perhaps a little bit extra initially. Weight settled quickly to my pre-graves level though. Best wishes.

  • I'm due blood tests next week. It's daft because blood test was taken 6 weeks ago before treatment then I'll see consultant again then have blood test taken and won't see him for another 6 weeks. I was borderline graves he said

  • The results should reveal if dose needs reducing. I was very overactive - over twice the level the t4 should have been - and still went underactive due to treatment by week 6. It's possible you are underactive or heading that way.

  • Thanks for info. X

  • I am on CMZ 2 x 20 a day. But I also need beta blockers to take away the horrid side effects of overactive. Have you been given propranolol

  • Keep us posted. Xxx

  • You can't be borderline Graves, you either have the antibodies or you do not. You can be borderline hyperthyroid though.

    What dose of Carb are you on?

  • I have hyperthyroid. He told me it was very mild graves.

  • I'm on 20mg to start.

  • You need to get copies of all the thyroid tests you have. Some people can become overmedicated on Carb and suffer hypo symptoms. Get tested every 8 weeks, esp after any dose change.

    Eat a good diet and take lots of rest/sleep. Difficult, but try and stay away from stressful situations. I found I just couldn't deal with anything much.

    Did you have antibodies tested?

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