Patient Comments: Hyperthyroidism - Treatments

What was your treatment for hyperthyroidism?

Comment from: Lauren, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 02

Three weeks of taking 40mg/day of methimazole, I developed hives. They randomly occurred on the bottom of my feet, backs of my knees, fronts of my knees, hip bones, backs of elbows, fronts of elbows, on my palms, and on the backs of my hands. The itching would change every day, a different area. The first day my scalp was also covered in hives. My dr suggested lowering my dosage and Benadryl every four hours until the hives stopped. Three days later the hives were gone, but I was bed-ridden. My allergy turned into arthalgias: a form of arthritis where there's no inflammation, just severe joint pain. It's a different series of joints everyday: right now it's my left shoulder, right knee, right wrist, and left ankle. My parents are literally helping me to the bathroom! Now I'm on celebrex and switched to PTU. Hope I'm not allergic to that.

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Comment from: Mary, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 03

The consultant prescribed Carbimazole tablets for my treatment and it was supposed to go on for a year and a half. I started with 3 tablets then 2 and now I take only one tablet 5mg. I feel better and most of the symptoms disappeared except a few like the skin dryness, irregular monthly period, and feeling dizzy and sometimes feeling heat or sweating. My general health has improved since starting my medication.

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Comment from: Angie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 27

I was put on 5 mg of Methimazole am now taking 1/2 pill every other day for toxic goiter thyroid nodules. I discovered after surgery called the Whipple Procedure for cancer of the pancreas TSH was extremely low.

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Comment from: Hyperthyroid man, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: November 05

My hyperthyroid is normal right now. Thankfully the medicine I ate called propylthiouracil sort my problem. Four (5mg) tablets each day. Stress is the reason I got hyperthyroid. Hopefully one day I can live without eating the medicine anymore. Slow and steady.

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Comment from: Rebi, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 04

Where do I begin? I have hair loss, sweating all day, rapid heartbeat. No sleep, never sleep, nervous legs and arms, palms are sweaty, joints swell, no sleep at all I can go days without sleep even if I take a sleeping pill. Nervous - restless arms and legs during the night. No strength or energy, period stopped, depression, confusion, low concentration, double vision, rash on arms and leg (ringworm like) anxiety and trouble breathing. No motivation. Just started taking Trapzole my 1st day. Cannot wait for it to kick in!!

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Comment from: LaneyGirl, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 10

My hyperthyroidism was diagnosed as Grave's Disease. Treatment is tapazole, which is a tough drug for my body to assimilate.

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