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Weight gain and bloated stomach on carbimazole, please help

I have been on carbimazole for approx 10wks to treat hyperthyroidism. I have found although i am extremely strict in what i eat i am gaining approx 3-4 lbs a week and my abdo is very bloated with excess wind. I also have some water retention causing me to pass urine every 30 mins... All this is getting me down especially the weight gain, i weighed 8st 11lb 10 weeks ago and today weigh 9st 8lb... The Endo said i may have to take this medication for upto 2 yrs....I don t think i can emotionally cope with this for that long... Please help....
Asked On : Thu, 27 Jan 2011
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Endocrinologist 's  Response
Hi: I am an endocrinologist. You had been given carbimazole to treat your hyperthyroidism. i understand that are gaining weight and bloated, which means you are becoming hypothyroid. Check your Thyroid functions and reduce your carbimazole, you will be perfectly fine.
Answered: Fri, 28 Jan 2011
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Thank you for your reply. I was taking 40mg for 7 weeks and this was reduced to 20mg after my last blood test. Is it normal to gain so much weight in such a short space of time.. My stomach is huge too. Thanks
Answered: Fri, 28 Jan 2011
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