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New to this and just found out I have issue with my thyroid.

Gasbot
Gasbot

I am a mother of 3 children, and have just been advised that I have an over active thyroid

What interesting is that I had heart surgery 18 months ago and I wondering have long has my thyroid been playing up, or is the meds I am on for the heart has caused this.

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Hi gasbot

Welcome to the forum

I suggest if you have some test results post them as soon as you can. The wonderful people on here will soon give you all the info you need

Were you on Amiodarone?

Being hyperthyroid can cause or exacerbate heart conditions, yes.

If you've been overactive for a while it's possible that his could have caused your heart problems.

Please take a look at this list of secondary complications due to hyperthyroidism: mayoclinic.org/diseases-con...

Here is a link from Harvard dealing specifically with heart related complications, from arrhythmia all the way to heart failure: health.harvard.edu/heart-di...

shaws
shawsAdministrator

If our thyroid hormones are too high, our heart can be affected as excess hormones will make us feel awful.

I cannot state whether or not the problem with your heart was caused through being undiagnosed or with heart surgery. Sometimes it's difficult to say as sometimes clinical symptoms are diagnosed as something else.

Always get blood tests for thyroid hormones at the earliest possible, fasting (you can drink water) and get a print-out of the results with the ranges for your own records and post for comments if you have a query.

Thank you for your reply

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