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Old 03-04-2008, 03:12 PM   #1
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Over Medicated?

Hey folks,

I come to all of you wise people with a question - I hope you'll be able to offer some opinions and advice.

My name is Sherry, I’m 37, overweight, and hypothyroid (being treated with 75 ug Synthroid for roughly 2 years). On Thursday evening, while watching TV, I noticed that my heart rate was higher than normal - quite odd especially since I was at rest. The next day, I began feeling very strange. My heart was still racing and I felt really weird on the inside - almost like I was jittery or shaky. Perhaps it is weakness - I can’t really describe the feeling. All I know is that I just don’t feel well and haven’t since Thursday. I have taken up camp on my sofa with my TV and trusty notebook because I can't sleep. About an hour or two after falling asleep, I wake up with my heart racing and it just freaks the heck outta me!

I saw my doctor today and his initial thought was panic disorder. Say what? I then mentioned that I recently started a weight loss and exercise program. I lost 12 lbs in 8 weeks and then began working out at the gym four times a week. He still says panic disorder.

Here is my question: Could this small weight loss/change in diet/increase in activity cause me to now be over-medicated? Could my previously adequate dose now be too much for a somewhat "smaller" me?

In any case, I pushed for blood work (which I did this morning - results wont be back till Friday). To play it safe, my doctor also sent me for an EKG, which I also did this morning. I guess those results were okay because I was told he’d have those results today and I didn’t get a phone call.

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Old 03-04-2008, 03:18 PM   #2
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Re: Over Medicated?

Sherry-That is an interesting question. Let us know how your labs come out. To me it seems possible that 12 pounds could make a difference.
Did you change anything else like when you take the synthroid or what you are eating?
When I was overmedicated due to a change in dose that went up too high, I felt like I had too much coffee and it just didn't stop. I couldn't sleep, I felt on edge emotionally, quick to cry -it was awful. It just took me a few days to figure out that it was a change I could not tolerate and the blood test proved I went hyper so my dose had to be lowered.
I am wondering 12 pounds off your body weight would represent what % change in you weight??What I am getting at is if you are somewhat heavy then 12 pounds might not actually be much of a weight change. If you are lighter it could represent a higher percentage change and thus make it more likely that it could have effected your dose requirement.

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