Can carbimazole be increased, even when blood tests show Free T4 and T3 and TSH to be within range ie. normal, but accompanied with episodes of bad weight loss and severe insomnia?
My GP is great but he insists that since the blood test is normal, he would not increase my daily 2.5mg dose of carbimazole. He went on to suggest that the weight loss perhaps had other causes and the insomnia was due to stress or menopause?!
This was about 4 months ago. The insomnia resolved first, followed by the weight loss stabilising but it was a bad episode involving loss of muscle mass which was really alarming.
My question is - when these bad symptoms are striking, which to me is an obvious sign (is it obvious?) that the hyperthyroidism is spiking, can i increase my dose of carbimazole short term till the symptoms start resolving?
Can carbimazole be used in this way?
Thank you ... any advice is much appreciated.