I am still coming to grips with this thyroid malarkey but wondered if there were any other hyper types out there with opnions to share about beta-blockers for symptom relief.
in July 2012 I tested subclinically hyper (normal serum T3 and T4, virtually no TSH). Same again in Aug 2012.
Then in Oct 2012, I got HYPO results (huge spike in TSH to 11.5, normal T3 & T4). But I had had a general anaesthetic in Sep and my surgeon told me to ignore the hypo result as anaeathetic can strongly affect thyroid levels.
Today I got my latest test result and I am hyper again, but no longer subclinically. TSH 0.01, T4 31.9 and TPO (thyroid antibodies) are 176 (normal is 0-34).
GP wants me to take beta-blockers (atenolol) and also gave me a scrip for carbimazole. The she called me back and says she has spoken to endo and he wants me to take a different beta blocker (not sure which one but it's a three times a day number). Also said that endo wants to see my ASAP and I should hold off on the carbimazole until I see the endo.
So, I don't know what's going on, but it seems to be generally trending towards hyper.
Anyone used beta-blockers? What was the verdict? I am experiencing palpitations and have a resting pulse of about 100 at the moment.