Heart palpitations/chest discomfort

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Heart palpitations/chest discomfort

by JMac85 on Thu Jan 10, 2019 06:03 AM

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I had my thyroid removed in June 2017 and for about a year I had no issues following surgery. In August 2018 I started to get heart palpitations and had to change my diet a bit to limit their frequency. While I don’t get palpitations much anymore, I do have some discomfort in my chest. Nothing painful, but like a full feeling and just feels like activity going on. Is this normal for anyone else? Part of what hypothyroidism feels like? My endochronologist didn’t seem too worried about the palpitations so I’m not sure I need to be worried about this, but wanted to hear from others.

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by butterfly501 on Thu Jan 10, 2019 08:29 AM

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On Jan 10, 2019 6:03 AM JMac85 wrote:

I had my thyroid removed in June 2017 and for about a year I had no issues following surgery. In August 2018 I started to get heart palpitations and had to change my diet a bit to limit their frequency. While I don’t get palpitations much anymore, I do have some discomfort in my chest. Nothing painful, but like a full feeling and just feels like activity going on. Is this normal for anyone else? Part of what hypothyroidism feels like? My endochronologist didn’t seem too worried about the palpitations so I’m not sure I need to be worried about this, but wanted to hear from others.

What's your TSH?

RE: Heart palpitations/chest discomfort

by JMac85 on Thu Jan 10, 2019 02:57 PM

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Last time I was tested it was at 0.10 L

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by butterfly501 on Sun Jan 13, 2019 02:53 AM

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On Jan 10, 2019 2:57 PM JMac85 wrote:

Last time I was tested it was at 0.10 L

That could be why you're having heart palpitations.  The condition comes with an oral thyroid dose that is too high.

A slight decrease in thyroid dose could help.  Ask your dr. for an adjustment.

RE: Heart palpitations/chest discomfort

by ToddlerFather on Sun Jan 13, 2019 05:07 AM

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On Jan 10, 2019 2:57 PM JMac85 wrote:

Last time I was tested it was at 0.10 L

Unless you are actively going for TSH supression, a protocol designed to handle remaining tumor cells, this is way too low, indicating your intake is too high. 

RE: Heart palpitations/chest discomfort

by BiomedEE on Thu Jan 17, 2019 04:06 PM

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What are your actual thyroid hormone levels? TSH is a pituitary hormone, not a thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormones are:

Free t4, Free t3, Reverse t3.

Often when the Free t4 is up there over say 1.3 or 1.4 the dose needs reduction as it causes palps in some people. If one needs TSH suppression and T4 causes palps, one can take the Free t4 down to say 1 or 1.1, and add some T3 (NOT once a day!!) and it should not cause palps at the lower free t4 but will suppress TSH. See the Free t guide

http://biomedee.blogspot.com/

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