Hi everyone . Happy new year to all
I thought I’d join as I’ve been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and desperately seeking something positive out of this ... and of course hopefully my post will help others
I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism after going docs and having blood tests .. I’m 51 so I thought my irritability and feeling hot all the time was the menopause
I had loads of blood tests and a few days later doc rang me to say I need to get some meds as I had hyper thyroid so collected carbimazole the next day . I’m on 10mg a day
and been taking them for exactly 4 weeks
My doc told me she was referring me to endo specialist. I got the appointment very quick and 2.5 weeks ago I went to see him
He was very nice , seems very efficient and was clear on everything he said to me and also gave me 80mg a day Beta Blockers to take for the anxiety and heart racing
I had blood test before the appointment to test for Graves’ disease... it came back that I don’t have Graves but do have a nodule .. an appointment has come through quick for a scan
Up until a day or so ago I felt very positive, my symptoms were lessening, wasn’t feeling so hot all the time , heart racing improved massively, irritability had gone , almost feeling like myself ... wasn’t so happy about my hair thinning but I spent a fortune on various shampoos to stop thinning and make it grow again hoping it would stop very soon 🙄 ..
From knowing I have Hyperthyroidism I changed my diet... I’ve gone totally gluten free, caffeine free , not much dairy.. only organic milk for decaf tea, swapped honey for sweeteners in hot drink
No red meat , only turkey , fish , no potatoes, no eggs, no mushrooms. More fruit and basically cut down on rubbish
I never lost any weight before being diagnosed.. I did eat a such lot though .. everything and anything in fact
But I did lose a few lbs after I changed diet ...
So now ... this is why I’ve decided to write on here ... The past couple of days most of my symptoms of hyperthyroidism are back !!
PI’m hot all the time .. feel like I’ve not washed and paranoid I smell but in fact have 2 showers a day , I’m so irritated,irritable, feel paranoid , impatient, depressed , weight is coming back on , i darent do much with my hair cos of fear of it falling out so leave it wet and put it in a clip
I don’t have the racing heart or should I say don’t notice it , I’m thinking I can feel another nodule on the other side
Is this how hyperthyroidism is... feeling ok then going back to square 1?
Does my diet seem right or am I just wasting money on gluten free stuff and more expensive food (organic and more expensive fruit and veg )my endo said there is no need to change diet (but I stuck to the diet I changed to )
Should I let my doc know I suspect another nodule.. (I have a scan in 2 weeeks so both sides now need looking at not just the one )
Does it seem like I need more carbimazole and is the hair loss/ thinning temporary 😥
Thank in advance
Any advice or anyone wanting to share their experiences are very welcome