Racing heart question

Tsh 7.8 so am told not really a problem but am on 35mcg dosage for 2wks until I'm supposed to up dosage to 50mcg. It's a week into the 35mcg dosage and a few nights ago started having insomnia. Last night I woke because my heart was pounding. Yesterday was the first day I felt like the fog was lifting so had hope the meds were working.

Is it ok to continue 35mcg when my heart reacts like this?

I've had all heart checks before being put on the meds and my heart is healthy.

Worrying the meds are creating further damage.

Should they check for hashimoto? How is it checked?

Any advice welcome.

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  • Are you taking Levo?

  • Yes

  • Edde, it's probably the high TSH and low thyroid hormone causing your heart to race. I would increase dose to 50mcg now as it will take a few weeks for the higher dose to be absorbed and start working.

    Your GP can do a thyroid peroxidase antibody blood test which will confirm or rule out autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto's).

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    I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.

  • Peroxidase test showed 304.4 in january. Dr wasn't at all concerned about it though to my uneducated eyes it seemed "oh-oh!" Because it was too high according to what i read was normal.

    My thyroid problem is autoimmune problem but to know if it is or isn't hashimoto - would that change anything?

    I was on 50mcg but had bad side effects so dr says reduce to 35mcg for 2wks and then raise to 50mcg.

  • Edde, Positive thyroid peroxidase antibodies means you have autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto's) which causes 90% of hypothyroidism. Levothyroxine is prescribed to replace the low thyroid hormone caused by Hashimoto's. There is no cure or treatment for (Hashimoto's) but you may be able to reduce flares, symptoms and antibodies by adopting 100% gluten-free diet.

    chriskresser.com/the-gluten...

    thyroiduk.org.uk/tuk/about_...

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    I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.

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