After many years of fighting I finally got my thyroid optimised ( the relief after years and years of illness was amazing!). After lots of up and down doses I stabilised for 3 years on 250mg of levothyroxine and 3 x a day 30mg of liothyronine (T3).
Then I had surgery on my tongue in the summer and all changed, i developed a rapid pulse and I had 3 trips to hospital by ambulance with a heart rate of between 130-165 beats per minute for a few hours, I had lots of wind and was very shaky and breathless and it wasn't a nice experience at all. I returned to normal after about 4 hours and the next day felt really tired with a 'jumpy heart'. I was sent for an echo cardiogram and see a cardiologist next month.
I wondered if the surgery trauma had made my thyroid start to produce hormones naturally again I saw my amazing GP and we decided I should decrease my T3 dose by 10mg at each dose. Amazingly my heart stopped racing so fast and I had no more episodes. Recently my heart has been jumpy in the evenings so I have decreased my afternoon dose of T3 to 10mg and reduced thyroxine by 50mg in the morning.
My question is! Is this normal? To produce the hormone naturally again after a trauma?
I wait in anticipation for your thoughts