Hi, I’ve been on carbimazole since August for Hyperthyroidism and Graves’ Disease.
During this time my eye has improved massively and I’ve been able to go down to a 5mg dosage, however, since starting on this medication, I have gained a massive amount of weight.
My diet hasn’t changed, my appetite has decreased and I exercise regularly and have an active job, yet I am continuing to gain more and more weight!
I have a history of body dysmorphic disorder and disordered eating and don’t want to pick up old bad habits, however I feel I am at a loss.
Is gaining a huge amount of weight a normal side effect of carbimazole and if so, does it stop once your dosage is lowered and are there any foods to avoid?