I am an under medicated hashi and pernicious anemia sufferer. My most recent TSH was 2.7 (0.4-4.0 range). However, I have, since being diagnosed approx 18 mths ago, had episodes of irregular and rapid heart rates. Nothing spectacular but definitely tachycardia and it makes me feel very anxious. GP suggested beta blockers which I am very reluctant to take unless essential. I have just started seeing an endo who is investigating the heart but my gut feeling is that it is related to the menopause as I am having other quite severe symptoms too (hot flashes, night sweats, brain fog, dry everything etc).
I would really like to increase my levo slightly (either with or without the endos agreement-we havent got onto ranges yet) but I am a bit nervous about it making my heart worse. So....a) Does levo always increase the heart rate?
And b) what is the desired tsh result? I always thought it was 0.1 but I have seen posts recently saying 1.0 here so has the thinking changed?
Many thanks for any guidance. Don't know what I would do without this resource. Well, I do actually... I would be in a padded cell somewhere!! 😍