I have graves disease and my doctor prescribed a 20mg methimazole once a day. After two weeks I took tsh and ft4 bloodtest. The results are:
TSH - .01
FT4 - 37
My doctor told me that my ft4 is still high so he doubled the dosage to 20mg methimazole twice a day.
After two weeks of taking the double dosage I feel unwell...joint and chest pains. I even had my tummy bulging as if I'm always full....dont know why... So I decided to have bloodtests again and the results are:
TSH - .005
FT4 - 13.65
My endocrinologist is out of town and she"ll be back after two weeks time. I decided to take a single dose of 20mg methimazole as it makes me feel better and besides I'm afraid if I continue on doubling it I might become hypo? No idea here...it's only been six weeks since my diagnosis.