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I have been hypo for the past two years and about 6 months ago my dosage was increased to 50 mg of levothyroxine. Everything was going great until about a month ago when I got sinusitis and then I started feeling insanely panicky. Jittery, nervous, anxious, blood pressure was a little high, racing pulse, cannot sleep Etc. Went to doctor last Thursday and she took blood and did an EKG, which she said was just normal sinus tachycardia due to elevated pulse right. She put me on 10 mg of Paxil and a beta blocker. Went back today and pulse was still high, but not as high as last week. So, she increased my beta blocker and has referred me to a Cardiologist just to make sure everything is okay. However, she revealed to me during my blood test that I have antibodies which I ask do you mean like Hashimoto's and she said yes. I'm utterly confused as to what is going on and if anybody can give me any insight it would help me out tremendously because now I am freaking out and think I am dying from heart problems. Much thanks :-)

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    I’ve been the same route with my heart including a most recent angiogram.  It’s terrifying.  Everything checks out fine but yet symptoms still persist.  No answers from doctors.  My attention was drawn yesterday to a Dr. Hollaman (?) at Redtailhealth.com.  Haven’t had time to research yet but was told he’s got answers.  Crossing fingers.

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    How awful for you. I'm hypo , I'm on 100 mcg Levo.i know tests show that though we seem ok on t4 only meds like levothyroxine, specialists know, but deem it the lesser problem, that not giving us levothyronine, because of the costs, causes so many problems ba cause the body needs a balance of t3 AND T4 to adequately function. Drs know this, but are advised to tell us how our levels are great, and deal with heart problems they know will occur eventually. ( because the tablets were 10 p each, and are now £9!!!! )

    ive read about this in several features. Many can go years without problems, but the fact is, they act promptly , as with you! , to ECG problems, because they know damn well what's probably happening!! 

    Get all your levels checked, see an endocrinologist, get your heart a work over, and , as I've been advised, consider buying n.d.t. ....natural desiccated thyroid, or buy on private prescription the levothyronine, which I'm to,d helps with thyroid related pains, anxiety and heart problems??

    look into it, there's much you aren't being told ....all I'm saying is look into it more...the above is what I've surmised from many studies....

    at the least, take back control of your thyroid problems...its down to you in the end!!

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    I know exactly how you feel! Before I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's, I had severe panic attacks and generalized axiety. I was anxious all day everyday for two weeks. I thought I was going to die, too because my heart was pounding out of control. I got my heart checked as well and everything was fine. I didn't want to take beta blockers or antidepressants. I turned to natural supplements and discovered ashwaghada and rhodiola. I got immediate relief from taking both of these together. I took them for a couple of months until I felt like I didn't need them anymore. That was about a year ago and I still don't need them. No more racing heart and no more anxiety. Those two herbs are adaptogens that help your body adapt to external and internal stress (When you have Hashimoto's, your body is definitely under stress.) They have been proven to help people with Hashimoto's and I can testify that it has helped me. You can find all kinds of information out there about it.

    I hope you get it under control and find something that works for you.

    I wasn't taking any medication at the time so check with your doctor first before taking these.

    I know it's hard to understand what is going on with you even when it's explained to you by your doctor. And it's even more difficult to plan a course of action when you're freaking out. Been there, done that. There is light at the end of the tunnel.

    Good luck!

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      Thank you so much for your reply :-) it's good to know I'm not the only one out there that feels like she's losing her mind lol

      What medication are you on for Hashimoto's?

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      With a change in my diet and some supplements to heal my gut, I'm able to control my symptoms. I went gluten free and vegan and I take l-glutamine, marshmallow root, and NAC for my gut. I lost some weight and I'm able to maintain it; my hair is growing back thicker, I have more energy and I sleep better at night.

      I was prescribed 50 mcg of levothyroxine but I think I'm going pass on it until I really need it. Taking it could raise my levels too high and cause heart palpitations.

      I'm experimenting with natural treatments. I tried 200 mg of selenium for six months with no change. And I tried black cumin seed powder for six months and my antibodies decreased from 352 to 308 so that's promising. I'll continue for another six months. I want to stay away from the meds as long as I can to give my body a chance to heal itself. I've neglected my health for too long. It's time to take care of me.

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      Thank you smile  My doctor was no help and asked if I was bipolar sad  After I tested positive for TPO antibodies i had to go home and look up all of the symptoms to make myself feel like I was not losing my mind. 
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    Hi

    Did you use Sudofed for your sinusitis? It's like kryptonite to us folk on thyroxine and can really mess you up.

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      I did!! I didn't know it was bad for people with a low thyroid. I didn't get diagnosed with TPO antibodies until after sinusitis

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