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Hi I've just found i have an overactive thyroid, after palpitations and weight loss drive me to see my doctor. My T3 and T4 were treble what the should be and TSH Non existent. I've been taking 40mg carbimazole for the last 4 weeks, just dropping down to 30mg today. I've had 2 sore throats which the docs did a blood test for straightaway but my white blood cells are fine. But the itching and hives is AWFUL! I've been taking benadryl which definitely helps (doc confirmed this is the best course of action). I also have an option to swap onto PTU but reading the forum it sounds like there are just as many side effects! Does anyone have any advice : carbimazole or PTU? Also does alcohol trigger the itching? I had my first alcoholic drink at the weekend and Bang! ITCHING started and has lasted 5 days but seems to be easing though I'm not sure if that's the Benadryl working. Awaiting test results for Graves though so far I don't have any other symptoms.
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