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Old 08-12-2008, 03:28 PM   #1
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Heart palps

until a week ago, i had no heart palps since 2005 (thank goodness) when i was diagnosed hashi's and put on thyroxine.

i'm 6 weeks into my latest increase - the highest dose i've been on. i went from 62.5mcg which i tolerated well but felt symptomatic still, to 75mcg.

last weeks re-emergence of heart palps was first chalked off as a fluke, but with each day they've gotten worse.

to me this sounds like i better go back to 62.5mcg but i'd like to hear what you people think. overall i've also felt my heartrate uncomfortably high for me and i've had twitchy muscles.


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Old 08-12-2008, 06:21 PM   #2
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Re: Heart palps

The palps could very well be your body getting acclaimated to the new dosage but, you should let your doctor know that you are experiencing them.

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Old 08-13-2008, 10:31 AM   #3
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Re: Heart palps

i always got heart palps,twitchy muscles and also a burning muscle pain in my upper arms.It was usually to much t4. I would definately back off the dose a bit .You could try a lower dose rotating with the higher dose so you do a low dose 4 days and the higher dose the other days. I did this with 175 mcg/150 mcg for awhile. When I did straight 175 I went hyper /when I did straight 150mcg of went hypo .. I ended up just switching to armour in june and now I feel fabulous!!! No more synthroid for me.. That kept me sick, I am now on the road to recovery....

Old 08-14-2008, 07:42 AM   #4
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Re: Heart palps

thank you for the feedback!

alikat: you have given me hope. i cut back on the levoxyl 3 days ago and the palps seem to have already abated. it sounds like the same problem you had. even my joint stiffness has changed. i dont think i can handle synthetics. i'm starting armour next week for the first time. hearing you have done well on it is very encouraging. wish me luck!

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