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Old 08-19-2009, 11:36 PM   #1
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Thyroid Cancer and breathing difficulties/heart palpitations

Hey guys-

so very recently, I've been having some breathing diffiulties and heart palpitations, even tough my heart rate rests at a very healthy 54 (as I exercise, and am 21 years old). My most recent TSH was 0.15, and my TG was 11.4. My TG has been like that (bounces between 3.7 and 14) for the past 5 years, and my doctors say that basically means there is one lymph node sitting somewhere, but they cannot find it on any RAI/CT/MRI/Ultrasound Scan, so they suggest leaving it, especially after having 2 rounds of RAI. My question is, could the TG level be causing breathing difficulties. The 3 different endocrinologists I've seen have all said no, but that they understand how terrifying it is to have residual cancer that RAI hasn't gotten rid of, and that cannot really be found on any scan. They think this is all anxiety related. Anyone have any thoughts?

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Re: Thyroid Cancer and breathing difficulties/heart palpitations

Tg detects thyroid tissue. That doesn't seem like a very high tg, so that's why they are watching and waiting in terms of the cancer monitoring. In terms of breathing difficulties, you should get the free t4 and free t3 tested, you may have to adjust the med levels (the tg means unfortunately you might be getting a teeny bit of hormone from that tissue, but probably not much at all).

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