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Old 07-22-2006, 07:41 PM   #1
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Why Was I Put On Tapazole In The First Place????

Last year was when i had very high antibodies attacking my thyroid, but was not aware at the time till i saw an endocrinologist, i was hyper according to my low tsh & high FT4 & T3 levels. The endo dr put me on a small dose of tapazole along with metoprolol (for my high heartrate). Within a very short period of time (in which i developed hashimoto's but was never told that it happens when one has the high antibodies) I relapsed & became hypo. My question is this: Should I had even been given tapazole to begin with? Eventually my thyroid was going to loose function anyway due to the antibodies, it was obvious to me that the dr herself didnt know that. But I suffered, certainly not her. I need someone's input here.

 
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Re: Why Was I Put On Tapazole In The First Place????

Well, I don't know. If your FT4/3 were high, that's why you were given tapazole and a beta blocker. It seems that it was appropriate to me.

 
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Re: Why Was I Put On Tapazole In The First Place????

I agree with Midwest. The Tapazole was probably warranted for short term use, but shoudl have been monitored closely.
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:38 AM   #4
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Re: Why Was I Put On Tapazole In The First Place????

Thank you both for your posts, and i was not monitored closely, the dose was just reduced, i look back now & i think that dr should had taken me off of it seeing that i was going to go hypo anyway. These dr's and their poor decision making...for once i would love for this one to live through what i went through last August, she would have been climbing the walls!! I am grateful to be done with her!

 
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