Borderline hypothyroidism symptoms

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Newly diagnosed borderline. On 50 mg thyroxine need advice on symptoms doesn't anyone else get a kind of fluttering in chest not sure if it's palpatations gp says hearts OK. Also muscle ache feel like I have run a marathon and waking up at night . And still putting on weight I feel awful when does it start to feel better

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    Have you hd an ecg? Try not to worry. You should get your doc to do an  ecg to allay your fears.
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      Hi joanme 

      Might be atrial fibrillation which can be instantly treated with a beta blocker. If in the UK best to ring 111 and see what the health advisor suggests .Be prepared for them offering to send a  paramedic out out to do an ecg.

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    Sometimes fluttering in the chest can mean you are on too much medication. I would give it two months (it can take up to twelve weeks to feel the full effects) and if it's still happening get your thyroid levels checked again to be sure. It may just be your body adjusting to it.

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      Might be atrial fibrilation which can be instantly treated with a beta blocker. If in the UK best to ring 111 and see what the health advisor suggests .Be prepared for them ofering to send a  paramedic out out to do an ecg.
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      Yeh could be. If it's only started since taking thyroid meds probably still best to keep monitoring the levels and dose as you may find these symptoms go away when the dose and medication is at the right level for you. I never had heart issues until they overdosed me on thyroid meds.

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      Definitely agree with you. It would be interesting to see what an ecg shows as well just to get a baseline. Also low potassium and calcium can cause flutters .I wonder if joanme has had her urea and electrolytes plus bone profile checked? Anaemia can also cause heart issues such as flutters .
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      I recently became anemic. Not sure why yet. But despite calcium, potassium, sodium, b12 all being perfect, still have muscle pain and cramps and these variations in my BP and hr. My heart workup was perfect. So I suspect it's linked to thyroid or autoimmune. Two of my EEGs showed bradycardia. A heart monitor worn for a month showed tachycardia. Now im just loosely monitoring it. It fluctuates a lot... 93/57 to 175/106 BP and 44-122 hr. Those are resting values. I'm interested to figure out why.

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    It does get better once your thyroid hormones normalize, but it takes time, unfortunately.

    It seems like a lot of symptoms are pretty common... muscle pain, anxiety, weight gain, rising cholesterol. I've heard a few with the heart fluttering thing too.

    For me, the heart fluttering is changes in my BP and heart rate. I think it's part of the thyroid (or maybe autoimmune) problem. The others improve with thyroid treatment.

    I still have a lot of muscle pain, but the rest has all gotten much better. I use ice, ibuprofen, and when it got intolerable.. radio frequency ablation from a pain specialist. I hope you get the answers and relief you need soon.

    All my best, jen

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      Jen I just wondered what the ablation from the pain specialist consists of please. I am in a lot of muscular pain and am hyperactive with nodules still untreated. 
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      So, I was desperate. Couldn't sleep, even if trazadone. Had restless leg type jumpiness and just bad pain.. especially at night, but some all of the time. Even light touch hurt.

      The pain specialist and I decided on bursa injections on my hips (immediate relief). I got sedation, they injected a needle through my buttock (up fairly high) using a substance to control the pain/inflammation

      Then they did a similar procedure along my sacrum .. first with a temporary pain block, to prove this method would work with rfa, and then a second time for rfa.

      Rfa uses heat passed through a needle to make the nerve stop sending pain signals to the brain. They do it on sensory nerves only, so your movement isn't affected. First the do a trial with a temporary pain block to make sure you will respond to rfa. both the temporary block and the rfa are done under twilight sedation. You go to sleep, you wake up, you use ice packs until the local inflammation goes down.

      My pain is about 85% better since the procedure, which was around 2 months ago.

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      Thanks for the info. I am still in pain been up all night. Legs spasming and burning feeling very stiff. Can't stand it. I will definitely look into this. Thanks once again. x

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    Hi Joanme,

    I started levoxyl 75 mg on May 10.

    I also like you have started with palpitations and muscle aches.

    Give it some time. I am feeling much better and haven't noticed palpitations as much as I did initially. Although ...I still have muscle aches

    Maggie xo

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