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Old 04-21-2010, 02:21 PM   #1
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Persistent Tyroid Problems And Confusion

Hi all,
Hope someone out there can help me. Last June, after being admitted to hospital with and irregular heartbeat and palpitations, it was discovered I was Hypertyroid. There was a mixup with test results and i didnt find this out until a month later. After another blood test it was discovered that I had switched to Hypothyroid. I was Prescribed 100mg of Eltroxin. Recently, I was admitted to hospital again, with irregular heartbeat and palpitations. I asked the consultant was it possible my dossage was too high, thus making me hypertyroid again, or was it possible that my thyroid was fluctuating for another reason. This is extremely worrying. First time I was admitted I had to be cardioverted so Im trying to get to the bottom of this. Any Advice?

 
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Re: Persistent Tyroid Problems And Confusion

Usually swings from hyper to hypo mean you have an autoimmune thyroid disease or Hashimoto's. Ask your doctor to test your TPO and TG antibodies to see if this is the case. Also a free T3 and free T4 with TSH testing is needed to see what your current thyroid levels are.

 
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:30 PM   #3
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Re: Persistent Tyroid Problems And Confusion

Thanks. I just wanted to know if it was possible to have fluctuations. The doctor that attended me dismissed this when I suggested the possibility and told me the alternative was that I have electrical pathway issues with the heart. I have my doubts about this seeing as Im 32, used to being extremely athletic and only had this issue when the thyoid issue started too.

 
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Re: Persistent Tyroid Problems And Confusion

Heart palpatations and irregularities are extremely common with both hypo and hyper thyroidism. So to simply say that this is an electrical pathway problem while not taking into account how thyroid hormones affect the heart is not looking at the whole picture or all the possible causes.

 
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