It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Thyroid Disorders Message Board

Very noticeable heartbeat

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-31-2005, 07:55 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 159
also2tired HB User
Very noticeable heartbeat

I am not sure about the proper medical term for this, but I am bothered by my heartbeat when I lie down to rest. It does not seem to be beating too fast or anything. I think it is going at the same regular, steady pulse; but it is just so noticeable. It is hard to feel relaxed when this happens. I am not sure if it happens during the day as much, possibly because I am busy doing other things and it is easier to be distracted then. Is this a symptom of hypo? Could it be caused by adjusting to new meds? Is this what people call heart palpitations, or is that something else? I have probably suffered with this all along (way before being diagnosed), but everything that felt weird in my chest I just brushed off as "anxiety," and symptoms came and went. Any advice?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 12-31-2005, 01:42 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: UK
Posts: 37
Charis34 HB User
Re: Very noticeable heartbeat

Yep - being aware of heart beating and with some of the heartbeats being extra thuddy, that's been one of my most reliable symptoms of needing an increase in meds! (am hypo and still tweaking to get to right levels).

Old 12-31-2005, 03:33 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: New England
Posts: 744
scoot HB User
Re: Very noticeable heartbeat

yup. strong heartbeat. i've got that from time to time. i've got hashi's.

i believe palps are when you feel the heart skip beats. i'm not positive. i get those too.

i'm still working my way up to optimum thyroid levels as well.

Old 12-31-2005, 08:02 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Posts: 208
Stacia HB UserStacia HB User
Re: Very noticeable heartbeat

OMG! I get those too! All the time time. I was diagnosed with Hashi's a little over a year ago. My levels are good though and I feel great. I wouldn't want to change my meds. It's good to hear that other people have that too. I've never mentioned it to my doc. Assumed it was thyroid related so it's good to hear that other people have that as well. Now I know it's thyroid related.



Old 01-01-2006, 02:46 PM   #5
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 332
cazajacks HB Usercazajacks HB Usercazajacks HB User
Re: Very noticeable heartbeat

sorry to be so nosy but what is hashis???? i have an underactive thyroid and am now getting this terribly loud beating of my heart in my head at night but have never heard of hashi???

Old 01-01-2006, 05:56 PM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Posts: 208
Stacia HB UserStacia HB User
Re: Very noticeable heartbeat

You're not being nosey at all. All this thyroid stuff takes some time to understand. I'm not very good with words when it comes to some of this stuff but Hashi's as people call it is really called Hashimotos Thyroiditis. It is a buildup of antibodies that attack the thyroid glad which then turns into hypothyroidism. Because the antibodies are attcking the gland it makes the gland not function propery and can destroy the thyroid glad from working completely. A nonfunctioning thyroid glad is hypothyroidism and an overactive thyroid glad is hyperthyroidism. It is treated the same as hypo but your symtoms can be similar to hypo and hyper. I have the weird heartbeats sometimes. Not every day but at a least a couple days within a two week period. Also, I get the night sweats, which is also a symptom of hashi's. You feel as if you are hyper but in fact you are hypo. When the night sweats started I actually went to the doc to ask if I was going through peri-menopause. I kinda figured I wasn't since i am only 34 but when your new to this, some of these symptoms can make you wonder if it is something else other than the thyroid.

In short, if you have hashimotos disease you will feel symptoms of being hypo and hyper.

The book Thyroid For Dummies is really a great book to read. It really spells things out in a language one can understand.

To know if you have hasimotos disease your doctor would have to run the antibodies tests. Not sure what they are called but I'm sure someone out here could help you out with that. I was such an easy diagnosis because when I was diagnosed my TSH was 393. Anyone else have a better explaination of Hashis ... please pipe in.

Take care and keep reading these boards. You will learn so much!


Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Noticeable Heart Beat cm63389 Heart Disorders 1 02-24-2010 08:05 AM
Very Healthy and Athletic, but high pulse and pressure? JamesR1989 High & Low Blood Pressure 10 08-29-2008 04:20 PM
Very Oily Skin & Other Symptoms cwaigy Thyroid Disorders 2 01-22-2008 03:46 PM
is this raynauds? it makes me very self-conscious... hoppimike Raynaud's Syndrome 5 12-04-2007 12:59 PM
Skipped heartbeat episodes Schroddfather Heart Disorders 6 05-26-2006 08:58 AM
light spotting very early in preg- help! shamrockcb Pregnancy 8 01-25-2006 12:14 PM
Question about heartbeat ryu1977 General Health 4 07-03-2005 08:42 AM
changes in fetal heartbeat / movement Micheybell Pregnancy 2 12-14-2004 12:14 PM
Listening to the heartbeat Nutshell Pregnancy 8 08-27-2004 02:20 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:44 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!