Hi all. I've never posted on a health forum before but I think I have nearly hit rock bottom today. Diagnosed with Graves 4 months ago and while waiting on an appointment for a consultant at my local hospital my Dr prescribed me with 20mg of carbimazol to be taken 4 times a day. My body just couldn't handle this and I was vomiting morning noon and night and to be honest was an emotional wreck. Had one face to face meeting with my consultant so far and as the appointment was 2 days after my last blood test and the GPS I didn't want to have another (I'm a total hospital and needlephobe) I got a frantic call back from her telling me not to take anymore of the 20mg tabs and she was going to knock this right back to 5mg once per day. After my second test at the hospital I got a call to say my levels are now borderline so continue with 5mg once per day and she will see me again in September. I will get my levels next time I see her and post them up.
Last month I also had a large painful cyst removed from the back of my neck that also had a large abscess under it so have also been on antibiotics before, during and after they was both removed and wasn't sure at the time if these meds mixed well with each other but for the last three to four weeks my body has just been painful and weak. Last week was a really bad week and spent most of it on ibuprofen, paracetamol deep freeze patches and my tens unit and was out of work all week.
What brings me here today? Well apart from from puffy eye (not Graves related I hope) ongoing aches, pains and feeling like an emotional wreck and tired all the time I just want to find out is this is the norm?
I recently and reluctantly got in touch with my brother to see if there's some sort of family medical history and rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and vasculitis between my mum and sister (who is much younger than myself) but nothing else reported back yet. Took this info to my GP last week so will see if comes up with that.
Dr said last week stress could be playing a big part but I don't like to think of myself as someone who gets stressed but with a very difficult situation at work at the moment he may have a point. I had to leave there again today and have been bursting into tears on and off all day, intact I've been doing this since I got diagnosed a few month back at the slightest little thing if I'm honest with myself.
I simply don't know how much more of this I can handle, please someone tell me this is somewhat normal and there is light at the end of the tunnel.