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    Old 11-06-2008, 01:50 AM   #1
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    how much weight will i gain on carbimazole

    how much weight will i gain on carbimazole ?

    i was diagnosed with HyperT around a month ago and at diagnosis had a T4 reading of 38.8. The doctor placed me on 20mg of carbimazole a day.

    After seeing and Endo specialist he believed based on my symptoms i had in fact had subacute thyroiditis and he conducted a blood test to see if he was correct..

    i received a letter from him this week to say that i had a suppressed TSH and my T4 levels were down to 19.8. He has reduced my meds now to 10mg of Carbimazole a day and has asked to see me again in 4 weeks...

    At the moment he doesn't know whether this represents unusually good response to carbimazole in autoimmune thyroid disease or whether i simply had subacute thyroiditis...

    my worry is weight gain...i'm currently 14st 8lbs....before the HyperT i was around 15st 5lbs....

    i have read varying reports on sites where people have indicated they have put on 30-40lbs !!!..is this correct??

    i'm hoping that in 4 weeks time my levels are ok and i can come off the carbimazole....but i'm not sure if this possible...

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    Old 11-06-2008, 06:40 AM   #2
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    Re: how much weight will i gain on carbimazole

    or maybe i should of said....

    how soon will i start gaining weight using carbizamole...

    does weight gain usually start after 1 month..2 months...????

     
    Old 11-06-2008, 11:50 AM   #3
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    Hi there when l was diagnosed with graves l lost nearly 2 stone please note it is muscle you actually loose an not fat!!! I am very weak due to this hAPPENing to me.... l had trouble getting my ft4 down for years with very high doses of anti thyroid medication. The reason l put weight back on cos l was used to eating whatever l liked!! Hard habit to break when you can eat x amount of chocolate and loose weight while been hyper for so long!If you can stick to a helathy diet you shouldnt put a load of weight on. I had my thyroid removed last July and went hyper again on 125mcgs of thyroxine which was reduced to 100mcgs for a few months my ft4 got high again and now lm on only 75mcgs of thyroxine... and l have NOT put any weight on! I try to eat well l do have treats but l dont go mad with goodies yet l dont deprieve myself. Good luck to you and nice to meet someone from the UK x

     
    Old 11-06-2008, 12:01 PM   #4
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    Re: how much weight will i gain on carbimazole

    many thanks for the reply....i really appreciate it...

    it's good to know that if i stick to a healthy diet it should mean i dont put on too much weight...

    reading some pages on sites it sounded like it was a "given" that i would put on lb's in weight....

    i have dropped to 10mg a day for carbizamole....after only 4 weeks on the highest dose so i'm hoping the doctor indicates i had subacute thyroiditis like he did in the initial consultation....i'm not sure what i would get prescribed with if this is the case

    annoying thing is i feel fine and did so before i was prescribed with carbizamole...

     
    Old 11-08-2008, 10:12 AM   #5
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    Your welcome and good luck x

     
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