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Old 05-02-2003, 01:13 AM   #1
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Question methimazole

does methimazole cause muscle spasms and cramps??

Old 05-02-2003, 10:49 AM   #2
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I took it for 7 years and didn't have any muscle spasms or cramps. You could have low potassium and/or dehydration.

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Old 05-03-2003, 09:05 PM   #3
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If you are overmedicated and therefore in the HYPOthyroid range now, then YES you can have these symptoms. It's not from the methimazole itself, but it is from being hypothyroid due to too much methimazole sending your thyroid levels too low.
Dx Graves 4/99, tx w/Tapazole & Atenolol - Remission 7/03; Relapse 1/06, back on Tapazole, remission & off meds again 11/06.

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