Help, after feeling very ill found out in December that I had an overactive thyroid with antibodies. I started on 20mcg Carbimazole right away and had more bloods done three weeks later. Then I got a letter from my endo saying to double Carbmazole dose and take 20mcg morning and 20 mcg at night.
I saw my endo at the end of February having had more bloods done.
I was told then that I have Graves and was started on block and replace - 50mcg levothyroxine as well as 40mcg Carbimazole taken in one go in the morning. I started taking the levothyroxine at night because I like to have breakfast as soon as I get up or I feel awful. Anyway after a month on it I have started to get palpitations again. I went to the doctor and had more bloods done, they came back 'normal' and I know I ought to have asked what they were but I feel so low I just didn't. I now feel awful, pounding heart, not sleeping, waking up with the pounding heart and sweats, can't make a decisision, feel paranoid, I've even been bursting into tears and I wasn't even doing that before I was diagnosed and was feeling awful. I feel really low now. I have to wait until the end of April before I see my endo again. Meanwhile I have an appointment with my doctor next week ( suggested by the person who said the test results were normal)
My results have been
T4 - 38.5
TSH - 0.03
My thyroid antibodies were 164 with one of these but don't know which and haven't got any more readings on that.
T4 - 15.6
TSH - 0.03
Free T4 -10.2
I was told I had one hypo active which wasn't a surprise but I still felt quite well.
Every day I take an
A - Z multivitamin ( I take that in the afternoon / evening if I don't forget it altogether )
1xOne-a-day CO Q10
2x Slow release Vitamin C & zinc capsules
Along with my 40 mcg Carbimazole and 50 mcg levothyroxine which I now take with water, on an empty stomach as soon as I wake up
Unfortunately, there I was feeling so much better and now I feel so low and hopeless. Is this normal? Sorry for going on ..... and on.