I dropped my carbimazole to 2.5mg about 6 weeks ago I have just had my bloods done yesterday tsh 3.09 (0.27-4.2)
ft4 18 (12-22)
I feel so much better in myself on this lower dose than I have done these last 8/9 months but I'm still suffering with anxiety (it's no where near as bad as before xmas) Luckily i have never suffered from anxiety or panic before in my life it only kicked in about 5 months after starting carbimazole. I have been on carbimazole for 12 months now and my thyroid has been in normal range for 11 months. I have taken cbt sessions but the counsellor said my symptoms are of someone who has suffered severe trauma (luckily I have not) so he finds ithard to treat me until I come of the meds to see what I'm left with. (He does have a couple of thyroid patients and has been quite knowledgable with it but who am I to say!)
It's really starting to eat away at me I have been on and off work the last 8 months as I have been so ill with this thyroid illness, my life is a 5th of what it used to be.
I feel so much better now than what I have done which is why I think my patients are getting thin. I want to feel the want to go out and do things and socialise and not have to force myself to do things. I spoke to my doctor who wanted to give me antidepressants but I don't really want to go down that route. Could it be the carbimazole? Or is it graves? ( I have slightly elevated graves and hashimoto as tested last sept) I'm so hoping to put a plan in place to try for remission at my next endo apt but with this remaining symptom I'm unsure. Any adivise is greatly appreciated 😊