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Is methimazole causing my sore throat/infection
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Is methimazole causing my sore throat/infection

I was diagnosed with a hyperthyroid about three weeks ago. Endo prescribed Methimazole 15 mg day (10mg in the morning and 5 mg at dinner) which i've been taking for 6 days. The last 3 days i've had sore throat at night only and today i have the sore throat all day. I called the dr. and she doesn't think its from the medicine since I have no fever or rash. But i'm concerend because my throat is very sore and i also noticed a small white spot on my tonsil. Do you think its from the medicine?? Should I discontinue until blood work is done?
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548668 tn?1394190822
A visit to the doctor would ease your mind, rather than just a phone call.    I'm not sure whether your immune system could be compromised in such a short amount of time; and it is a complication that affects a minority, and supposedly not on low doses.   When in doubt, make an appointment - hope you're feeling better soon...

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393685 tn?1425816122
You can't discontinue w/out doctors OK but you should investigate things. I know its premature to run labs but do that along with suggesting an ultra sound.
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Thank you for responding. I decided to go to my GP  this morning for reassurance and she diagnosed a throat infection and put me on antibiotics. She doesn't think its from the medicine so I feel reassured. I have had about 3 throat infections in the last 3 months. I wonder if they are related to the thyroid issue in any way because I have not been feeling well since the first infection and it just seems to be the start of everything and has been going downhill ever since. I have eye lid puffiness, headaches, heart palpitations, fatigue, bloating and gas, chronic post nasal drip and just a general ill feeling everyday. Thanks so much for your advice. I just feel really scared that I'll never feel myself again. How long before the meds start to help??
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Have the same problem my Doctor is running labs tomorrow and told me to stop the medicine until results are back. The sore throat is a call your Doctor immediatley if you have it on the Medication warnings. Go in and see your Doctor and have them run labs on you.
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