I posted recently on behalf of my girlfriend, who has Hashimoto's and often has episodes of feeling numb and dizzy with an uneven heartbeat. Her test results usually come back as normal. To read about it in more detail, here is my last post: healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...
Anyway, the other night, she phoned because she was having a really severe one of these episodes. She felt scared to fall asleep because she was numb, and it felt like her breathing was infrequent and not happening automatically, and her heart was racing, so she went to the hospital. Her heart rate was elevated (138 bpm, I think), so they gave her some Propranolol, but she was too freaked out to take it, and eventually her heart slowed.
She had blood tests after that, and they came back within the normal ranges (attached). Does anyone have any insight on this? Could something else be causing this? Is it normal to feel such severe illness? It really can seem like she's dying when it happens.