Forgive me everyone, I have started two new discussions being the newby here. I was just wanting to ask everyone when they started feeling better with whatever treatment they did. I am discouraged. I am entering week 6 of methimazole 40mg/day treatment. I do know that it takes a while for it to kick in (ie, 6 weeks or so), but I have also heard people often start feeilng better before that. It is true that I feel I haven't gotten much worse, but I do not feel better. In fact, my heart has gotten worse. I was recently taking 200mg of atenolol, which is the maximum daily dose. My heart rate two weeks ago was still above 180 with any sort of movement. At rest it was above 150. So my doctor immediately switched me over to the maximum dose of propranolol, seeing if I possibly responded better to this. I now take the maximum dose of propranolol, and found yesterday that my pulse is STILL above 170. I am discouraged because I am taking very high doses of beta blockers and I do not feel that I am better. I am very familiar with the options for beta blockade, but I also have been told I have an "incredibly severe" case which leaves me little hope for getting my symptoms under control or feeling better. If anyone could talk about when and how they started feeling better, it'd be well appreciated. I'm getting very discouraged, and I don't feel good.
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