Heart racing

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So cut a long story short I have bin suffering anxiety and a massive goiter on my neck, doctors have always suspected thyroid problem and every blood test showed low tsh and slightly raised t4 (never tested t3) so even tho I have loads of symptoms and feel physically ill every day they kept putting it down to severe anxiety, so barely being able to function 4 days ago my heart started to race couldn't get it down to below 100 any slight movement would send it crazy I layed in bed for Afew days thinking maybe I'm anxious! Then on the 3rd day (yesterday) I couldn't catch my breath and heart rate was 126 while laying down calm, so I called an ambulance who done a ecg and said it was abnormal and took me to hospital there they done blood tests for my heart and all was normal so I mentioned how I felt everyday and my goiter ect so they tested my thyroid my tsh was very low and t4 high so they said I had hyperthyroidism and will refer me to a specialist and sent me on my way with this crazy heart and shortness of breath! Does anyone with this disease suffer with episodes of this racing heart? I'm really hoping it calms down soon I'm to scared to even stand up I have to young kids and I'm an absolute mess 😩😩 xx

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    Hi nadia62273, one of the first obvious symptoms of hyperthyroidism is a constantly elevated heart rate even when resting. The heart does not only beat faster but also stronger making it difficult to calm down especially when trying to sleep. 

    Were you prescribed any medication?  

    As a first step, you will need anti-thyroid medication and beta-blockers to keep your heart from getting out of control. Then you will need an appointment with an endocrinologist and further tests to determine what exactly is causing your hyperthyroidism. 

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      They haven't given me anything until I see the thyroid doctor they have put through an urgent request so hoping I don't have to wait to long, they said if it gets worse then to see my doctor which I think I will have to go and see tomora as my heart rate is really bothering me, I'm allergic to propanolol so scared about trying another beta blocker 😩

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    Nadia ... all of Dans advice is good advice ... but NOW !!    YOU MUST make an emergency  appt  quickly  with your GP  to set up your meds NOW   and  an appt  with an Endocrinologist !  Good luck with it all ... and try to get someone to help with the children so you can relax ... if possible 

    Luv mx🌹

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    Racing heart was how they diagnosed me. I got atenolol and prpanolol from the ER doc and the specialist stays on top of that now. I read from another comment that you are nervous about trying a beta blocker, but that's pretty much your option to slow down your heart. The antithyroid medication takes months to begin having an effect, so meds to slow down your heart are important. It gets better; I have a little one too and it's tough to manage with hyperthyroidism, but you're on the right track now.

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