I just signed up as I really need some advice and help, if possible.
Just a quick summary of the events that had led to the current problem:
-stage 4 endometriosis, 1 laparoscopic surgery, no troubles conceiving;
-no thyroid problems prior to first pregnancy in 2013;
-started getting numerous palpitations daily from week 13 till week 19 of first pregnancy, 22 palpitations a minute, or 1 palpitation per every 3rd beat, lasting for a couple of hours a day, every day.
My OB and GB attributed these palpitations to stress and brushed the problem off. -palpitations gradually subsided and consequently stopped by week 20 of first pregnancy.
- 14 months after the birth of my son, I started to get this palpitations again.
My heart would start pounding as soon as I would open my eyes in the morning.
-had been suffering from them for one year, every day, till I became pregnant again and doctors drew blood to check my TSH level, which turned out to be 3.
I was immediately put on levothyroxine and surprise, surprise!!! My palpitations stopped as soon as I started therapy.
-after the birth of my daughter in July this year I gradually decreased from 50 to 25 mcg levothyroxine only for the palpitations to come back with a vengeance. Then I stopped taking the medication for 3 weeks.
-currently, I am on 50 mcg, started taking it from the 1st of October.
Alas, the palpitations have not gone completely away. They have really subsided. From 15000 PVCs daily (holter result) they reached 50 when on levothyroxine.
Last few days are again really a challenge since I started getting at least 300 palpitations daily although I am on levothyroxine 50 mcg.
Don't know yet what my TSH level is since I've been on levo for only 28 days.
I am desperate since previously 50 mcg levo did the trick and made my palpitations disappear completely.
Endocrinologist doesn't acknowledge the connection between palps, thyroid, and levothyroxine intake. Neither does my GP. They say it is a coincidence that my palpitations stop altogether when I am on thyroid medication.
Any advice or help is greatly appreciated!
I have a 3 year old and a 4 month old to look after.
Can't take these daily bouts of thousands of palpitations anymore!
- no Hashimoto's, no antibiodies, ultrasound of thyroid looks fine. Doctors don't know where this TSH of 3 comes from. Suggest it might be due to high estrogen levels (endometriosis).
Thank you in advance!
I am not from UK btw. Just to let you know that since we might use different reference ranges for FT3 and FT4 (mine are in the normal range), and different types of thyroid medications.