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methimazole 10mg

i went to hospital I had ultrasound done of my thyroid they said it was ok , i had blood test done and givem meds methimazole 10mg  after takinf it  a got a hot flash and it made my head feel funny I felt like I was losing it , when I got home I took it and felt the same I stopped taking it , My endroconologist sent me for more test  thyroid test  uptake I123 .  are there side effects to all meds for thyroind im confuse and afraid of meds . Im concerned of the iodine testing  and radiation. I want asked any questions  by dr  will hospital ask me ? thank you
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Sometimes it takes several days to get used to the medication.  Methimazole is the most common treatment world-wide for Graves disease -- try to stick with it if you can.  Commone side effects are nausea, rash, joint/muscle pains - rare side effects are liver toxicity and low immune system.

The I-123 test is very safe and can provide useful information.

I usually favor methimazole before going on to I-131 treatment in patients with graves hyper.
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if you are just starting the meds, it might not be that but just your high levels of thyroid hormone. What are your symptoms? Get a copy of your labs and post them. It takes awhile for the stored thyroid hormone to go back down even after starting meds. Give it 2 weeks anyway, or maybe start on 5 mgs. instead, it depends on your labs.
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