My 62 year old husband gave up smoking 4 months ago and has since had numerous palpitations and a thumping heart especially noticeable when lay in bed at night.
He went to A&E a few weeks ago and the ECG on the ambulance showed a slightly irregular heartbeat, the one at hospital showed no abnormalities but it is a much shorter ECG.
I know when I gave up smoking I had to increase my NDT dose as I posted on this forum and a number of people said they were first diagnosed after giving up.
He went to the GP after and the GP has tested his thyroid TSH 1.9 range (0.3-4.20)., wouldn't test FT3, FT4.
I am wondering if he is hypo as his temperature in the morning is 35.8 (96.4) and in the evening 36.1 (97). He also has a croaky voice at times.
He has been put on propanolol a few days ago but this doesn’t seem to be helping much with the palpitations and pounding heart, but maybe it may take a while. He does say that when he burps sometimes the palpations go away could it be stomach acid? He does take Omeprazole for this.
Any ideas would be appreciated as to why he has these symptoms and low body temperature. Should I get private FT3 and FT4 tested?