These are my last results from Sept 16. I'm due another test. I had gone off my supplements for a medical procedure just before this test was done so some of the results are low. I do b12 self-injections and take iron, d, c and folate.
I have been told by my gp (this one is so far quite good) that I was taking too much t3 and/or on too high a dose of thyroid meds in general which meant that even if my heart rate was normal at rest the t3 is doing something to my adrenaline which makes my heart rate too fast during activity. Does that make sense to anyone?
I'm asking here because adrenaline is a real problem and I don't know what to do about it. I am so squirrelly, any small surprise, shock, upset sets my heart racing and makes me an emotional wreck. I have a potentially troubling email that's been sitting in my inbox for days because every time I think of opening it my heart races. Getting around to my tax self-assessment was a nightmare!
It makes it very hard to negotiate troubling emotional matters that should really be much less significant than they feel. A minor confrontation occurs and I just feel like it might as well be a land mine exploding; although my head knows this is not a reasonable reaction it doesn't prevent it from happening.
I have just bumped up my levo by a tiny bit but this was an issue before that happened. I have not been over range when tested in a long time (four years?), quite the opposite because I agreed to reduce my meds when my doc suggested it and eventually went hypo.
Historically I don't think this adrenaline thing has always been a problem. I am not a mousy person nor am I a fisticuffs type.
My questions are:
1) is there an adrenal issue flagged up by this?
2) can anyone explain the mechanism my doc is talking about that connects the thyroid levels w adrenaline?
3) is this endangering my heart if my heart rate is normal (76-80 at rest) the rest of the time?