in aug 2012 I found I was getting exertional shortness of breath, nothing to do with my asthma and never had cardiac problems

in jan routine blood tests showed my TSH was non-existant, T3 and T4 were then fine.since then my T3 and T4 are now outside reference ranges. saw my GP who suggested I was stressed. I am confused. I finding running difficult (breathless), climbing hard (sweaty hands) and yoga (trembly) all difficult. a year ago I was running marathons now I can barely run 6miles. what do I do? am I paranoid?

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  • You might find these sites interesting. A year ago I'd never heard of this condition, but my daughter was diagnosed with it in February. Biotoxicity can severely affect thyroid function.

    momsaware.org/symptoms-of-m...

    survivingmold.com/diagnosis

    Jane x

  • Many thanks Janeb. This looks very interesting and could explain quite a lot, not just about my problems at work in later years, but also about one of my friends who had to leave work. It was a horrible environment and we knew it was a sick building, I could work so much more easily at home, and, especially in winter, hated to have to spend a whole day in the office because I knew I would feel dreadful by the evening.

    Thanks again.

  • I'm finding that my lung capacity seems to have halved. Have done outdoor pursuits for 20 years and was reasonably fit for an old girl but all that has changed!

    Do you get 'air hunger' as that seems to be a typical hypo symptom?

    A friend suggested using a Power Breathe device so am looking into this.

    What meds are you taking?

  • Hi You need to be sure this is not Atrial Fibrillation,( A. F) very common and not to serious but always needs anticoagulation. First medical test is heart rate, ( pulse) done 3 times a day, especially when breathless. make sure it does not swing. Keep a record, if worried , then ask for a home monitor from GP, 24 hours or better 7 days. It does lots of ECG`s. A normal ECG will not show an intermittent problem.My TSH is like that, I am treated on my T4 and free T3 and how I am. With low TSH it is always important to have a pituitary gland test.Thyroid disease can bring on the onset of A.F.

    Best wishes,

    Jackie

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  • Many thanks Janeb. This looks very interesting and could explain quite a lot, not just about my problems at work in later years, but also about one of my friends who had to leave work. It was a horrible environment and we knew it was a sick building, I could work so much more easily at home, and, especially in winter, hated to have to spend a whole day in the office because I knew I would feel dreadful by the evening.

    Thanks again.

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  • During 2 years and a half, I heard GPs say I was stressed-out, too anxious, hence increased heart rate, shortness of breath, muscle pain etc. I had Graves but my symptoms were not clear probably because my T4 were not very high. In August, my heart rate really increased, from 75 to 100, my T4 went to 34, I was put on Carbi, had various exams to determine the underlying cause of my over-active thyroid.

    Graves can be very tricky to diagnose as symptoms can come and go and T4 may now and then come back to normal. During the 2 years and a half I was hyper, I had an entire year without anxieties and with weight gain for example.

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