Well, today I have "officially" been diagnosed with Graves Disease by the nice lady to UCLH. Latest blood test is worst than last time.... TSH, as usual, is nowhere to be found, T4 is now 40 (up from 31) and thyroid antibodies are now 193 (up from 170-something last time).
Anyway, I have been taking the propranolol to mask the cardiovascular effects of being hyperthyroid, but the endo wants me to take carbimazole to knock out my thyroid or at least cut it down to size a bit.
I am loathe to take new drugs; I don't know why but I hate having to be medicated to feel normal. Endo wanted me to start out at 45mg per day and adjust down if necessary, but it makes more sense to me to start LOW and titrate HIGHER if needed.
Any other hypers out there who can share what starting carbimazole was like? Did you feel magnificently better at once?