I had a triple heart bypass July '13. I thought the rehab and recovery were going well when just a few week ago a blood test indicated that I now have hyperthyroidism.
I have read that a traumatic event( and I'd put the op in that bracket!) can trigger a thyroid imbalance. My GP had also agreed with me that the Amiodorone, prescribed after a couple of bouts of arterial fibrillation, May, because of its high iodine content, may have compromised my thyroid.
My symptoms are few, just gradual weight loss, occasional breathlessness and a hoarse voice. It's a bit confusing as the breathless ness is also a symptom of angina, which I hope my bypass has eleminated.
I have been put on 20mg of Carbizamole and am about to arrange an endocrinologist appointment for a thyroid scan.
I note that most on this site write about hypothyroidism and that there are few male contributors. The ratio of female to male sufferers is clearly much higher so I have found little info relating to situations similar to mine. Any reflections/views/information would be greatly appreciated.
(forgive any typos as it appears difficult to correct errors on this site)