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Should I be concerned??

Hi! I'm 22 year old female, 164 cm tall and weighing 59 kg. I've been having left side chest pain for last few years, recently it has gotten worse with tight, squeezing pain in the chest with palpitation. So, doctor gave me some tests to confirm if it had anything to do with the heart. The ECG report is suspecting anemia and hypothyroid heart disease. But the CBC test is showing that the amount of hemoglobin in my body is just fine but my ESR level has increased considerably. The ECG report also included sinus tachycardia. Should I be worried, do I really have hypothyroidism??

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What were your thyroid test results? They will have done them if it was a consideration?

High ESR just shows inflammation in the body somewhere, but isn't, of itself, and indication of hypothyroidism. Your weight is fine, and most(but not all) hypothyroid people gain weight. They also usually feel tired and achey, and cold. But there are over 300 symptoms associated with hypothyroidism, and you could be the unusual one. Only the tests really tell.

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In order to be diagnosed as hypothyroid the doctor has to do the following a TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) T4, T3, Free T4 and Free T3 and thyroid antibodies. Get a print-out from the doctor with the ranges and post these otherwise we just cannot guess you've hypothyroidism.

If you've only had a TSH done ask for the rest and it should be a fasting test and as early as possible.

If you've not had a B12, Vit D, iron, ferritin and folate as deficiences can also cause symptoms.


Were you given a prescription for levothyroxine?


Thanks, for all of your opinions. Doctor only gave me an anti-depressive pill, thinking the chest pain is from depression. However, the ECG result is driving me crazy suspecting that I have hypothyroid heart disease. Doctor did not give me any blood test to identify if I have thyroid problem. I guess I have to go to the doctor and need to undergo more tests.


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