Re: hypo AND tachycardia?
I have had the exact same thing for years. If you go back and read my very first thread (I think) I kinda go through everything. But, essentially, it sounds the same. I've only recently been diagnosed with Hashimoto's although I don't know how long I've actually had the antibodies. I've seen a cardio for years now and have gone through taking a beta blocker, the echos, etc. Although my valve doesn't really prolapse, it does flatten some. The cardio thinks I have some mild dysautonomia and does agree that my nervous system is out of whack. I have had panic attacks but sometimes it's just the heart racing, and not panic. I've had both so I can tell the difference. Also, much of the time the heart racing is at night. I still seem to think this has something to do with my autonomic nervous system (which also controls digestion) as my heart occ. also races after eating, or when my stomach is upset. (think I've posted about this before as well).
There's also something called mitral valve prolapse SYNDROME. In the syndrome, you may or may not have MVP, but do have a lot of the other symptoms like palps, heart racing, etc. The problem is a lot of doctors don't recognize the SYNDROME part. There's a lot of info out there from websites, to organized groups and even medical centers dedicated to treating and diagnosing the syndrome. The only really unfortunate part is that there's really no 'cure,' only treatments, one of which you're doing (beta blocker). Maybe you could decrease your Toprol dosage so you don't feel as bad and still get some benefit. I was taking a very low dose when I was on one. Mostly, the treatment is just about really taking could care of yourself.....no alcohol, eating right, taking vitamins, exercising (this is a big one). Anyway, you might check out this option.
I know for many years I've struggled and was looking for something to explain it. When I found out I had thyroid issues, I thought that might be it. I know with Hashimoto's you can swing from hyper to hypo, but not sure how long this can go on for....it's been since about 20 years for me.
Let me know what you think?