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Reoccurring throat discomfort

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I went from hyper to hypo, back to hyper and hypo again, all within this year. I was on 10mg carbimazole when I was hyper. Now I'm not on any medication even though I'm hypo. I have a recurring sore throat issue, but my WBC is very normal ( checked 14days ago). Yet I'm feverish, bring out discoloured phlegm, no cough. I finished a course of prescribed antibiotics about 9 days ago (amoxicillin/clavulanic acid). There was so relief but now the throat discomfort is back with feverish feeling and lethargy

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greygoose profile image

Why aren't you on any 'medication' if you're hypo?

Have you had any antibodies tested?

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Nmaezi in reply to greygoose

The Endocrinologist didn't place me on any. I'm to repeat the TFT in a week

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greygoose in reply to Nmaezi

OK, well, don't forget to get a copy of your results, and post them on here, with the ranges. :)

SlowDragon profile image

Your previous post

You better get full private testing of thyroid levels and thyroid antibodies and vitamins

Early stage Hashimoto's is frequently misdiagnosed/mistaken for Graves

For full Thyroid evaluation you need TSH, FT4, FT3 plus TPO and TG thyroid antibodies and also very important to test vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12

Private tests are available. Thousands on here forced to do this as NHS often refuses to test FT3 or antibodies or vitamins

Medichecks Thyroid plus ultra vitamin or Blue Horizon Thyroid plus eleven are the most popular choice. DIY finger prick test or option to pay extra for private blood draw. Both companies often have money off offers.

All thyroid tests should ideally be done as early as possible in morning and fasting. This gives highest TSH, lowest FT4 and most consistent results. (Patient to patient tip, GP will be unaware)

If TPO and/or TG antibodies are high this is most likely Hashimoto's, (also known by medics here in UK more commonly as autoimmune thyroid disease). Though it is possible to have mildly raised TPO or TG antibodies with Graves' disease (hyperthyroid)

About 90% of all hypothyroidism in Uk is due to Hashimoto's. Low vitamins are especially common with Hashimoto's. Food intolerances are very common too, especially gluten. So it's important to get TPO and TG thyroid antibodies tested at least once .

Link about thyroid blood tests

Link about antibodies and Hashimoto's

List of hypothyroid symptoms

Private testing for suspected Graves - consider doing this, but possibly wait until done the other test, if cost is an issue

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Nmaezi in reply to SlowDragon

Thank you very much.

Valarian profile image

Were you on Carbimazole when you tested hypo ?

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Nmaezi in reply to Valarian

Yes, I was;10mg daily

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Valarian in reply to Nmaezi

Ok, so probably over-medicated rather than truly hypo at that point. It’s quite tricky to keep the carbi dose right, it isn’t unusual to end up with results below range.

If you are still hypo a week or thereabouts after stopping the

carbi, that’s a different matter.

As others have said, it would give a clearer picture if you posted test results and ranges, dates taken and a note of what medication you were on at the time.

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Nmaezi in reply to Valarian

I will get the last two results from the hospital and post them. I'm also billed to do a TFT in a week's time

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