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Block and replace making me ill

I have been diagnosed with Grave's Disease. Consultant has been controlling it since last November with Carbimazole. At last consultation he said that they had increased/decreased dosage several times and had not got levels under control so he wanted to move to block and replace. After about 5 weeks I seem to have every thyroid symptom going all at once so have stopped block and replace and immediately felt better. Have gradually improved over a few days although still not right so am trying some carbimazole to see if that works. Despite consultants concern, mostly with carbimazole I have been OK if not perfect. Has anyone else had problems with block and replace and any idea what could be wrong?

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Are you certain you have Graves? Did they test your antibodies?

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Originally correspondence said probably Graves but now just says Graves' Thyrotoxicosis

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I didn't get on well with B&R, levels were all over the place so I opted for RAI.

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Not keen on that. Consultant started pushing that from the start but what I have read suggests it is not the solution we are led to believe.

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Worked a treat for me, I had already had partial op which eventually failed.

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You should get copies of your blood test results, the actual numbers and ranges. If you live in the UK, it is your legal right to have a copy.

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