Hi, I have just joined!!! Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.
I am 4 days post total thyroidectomy. I had the op due to being hyperthyroid and being told I couldn’t stay on my medication (PTU) longterm. I also found out 2 days prior to op that I had a 2cm ‘borderline suspicious’ nodule.
I have suffered with a high heart rate and palpatations for about 10 years. I had several cardiac investigations done and nothing was found. It wasn’t until my first pregnancy 4 years ago that I was found to be hyperthyroid ( something I had long suspected but results had always been borderline.) My heart rate has been generally under control since. Bothers me occasionally but I’ve alwags thought that was because I was undermedicated since being pregnant or breastfeeding for the past 4 years.
On the morning of the op I had a very fast heart rate which I assumed was anxiety. However, whilst under GA my heart rate was 90/100 and when I woke I was 140. It has been high ever since, between 80 and 120 .
I can’t stop panicking that I have done completely the wrong thing having the op, and that there has always been some other cause of my problems ie pituitary gland problem.
Is there anyone else that had high heart rate during and after surgery and then it all settled down?
Thank you so much