Fainting episodes ? Can't diagnose and need help.

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I already posted a discussion here about my fainting episodes and can't seem to find answers.

So briefly, I have been having fainting episodes, constant lightheadness, headaches and nothing relieves my pain. The only way for the my dizziness to stop is to lay down!

Also I have Hashimoto and PCOS.

Went to neurologist this morning he said there is nothing wrong from his side..went to the ER and did an echocardiogram and ECG and all seem fine, now they are booking me for a holter monitor test..

Then my GP tested my blood pressure when laying down and it was 121/71 then he checked again my blood pressure standing up (and feeling dizzy) and it was 137/75.. is it something to do with my fainting episodes?

Here are some blood test I did a month ago.

Tsh = 5.974 (0.3. - 3.0)

Free t4 = 14.49 (11-18)

Ferritin = 39 (10-291)

Haemoglobin = 15 (14-17)

Vitamin b12 = 401.0 (156-672)

Am cortisol = 531 (119-618)

I'm on Levothyroxine 25/50mg.


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    Hello, I did a search and found that Hashimoto's with adrenal insufficiency can appear as Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.

    Your thyroid disease, indicated by high TSH, may be advanced enough to cause adrenal problems.

    Both PCOS and thyroid disease may be linked with low iodine levels. Consider a kelp supplement. Bladder wrack is known to be helpful.

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      I sent you a pm. It's often difficult to get testing for adrenal problems. Easier to start with some reading.  With your T4 high enough, you shouldn't have brain fog and should be able to sort things out.

    • Posted

      One more thought. If you've had neck injuries, this can contribute to all sorts of problems, both thyroid and ear, because if your neck is out of wack, you ears can't drain right and you get fluid buildup, which can cause dizziness and inflammation. I've found a trip to a good chiropractor and avoiding getting water in my ears while bathing and swimming are the easiest ways to deal with this.


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