I'm new here and would be grateful for some help.I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and after having a knee operation in October I got shingles in the eye.Ever since then I have had symptoms of overactive thyroid Fatigue anxiety etc and recently palpitations which seem to be getting worse. Blood tests vary from borderline overactive to outside normal range . I have also had an ultrasound which showed a slightly enlarged thyroid with small nodules. The latest development is on a recent chest X ray it showed a slightly enlarged heart This has really shocked me as this is something completely new and out the blue. Does anyone know if there could be a link between the thyroid symptoms I've been having and the heart problem ?
By the way I am fifty four and am also dealing with the menopause ( as if this wasn't enough!) I also had De Quervains thyroiditis when I was eighteen and at the time the consultant did say he thought I would have problems again later on in life