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Racing heart at night


At night time once I try to go to bed my heart will start racing and I don’t know why or what it is, my cousin thinks panic attacks but I’ve had those and I don’t think it’s quite that and my mom said she thinks I’m just overthinking at night but I don’t think it’s that either but she did mention hat my family has a history of Afib in our family but I’m young so I don’t even know if it’s possible for me to have that and I just want to know what’s wrong with me

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Do you have a thyroid problem?

If yes, what kind?

Are you being treated?

If yes, what with and how much?

Do you have any blood test results you can share with us?

in reply to humanbean

Not that I know of for the thyroid and no I’m not being treated my dad thinks I’m lying about it and my moms starting to understand more now because she’s recently experiencing similar things

I've had exactly same episodes of heart racing when underactive and untreated.

Ask for thyroid tests ASAP


Ask your GP to run some tests

For full Thyroid evaluation you need TSH, FT4, FT3 plus TPO and TG thyroid antibodies and also very important to test vitamin D, folate, ferritin and B12

Low vitamin levels can cause symptoms too

Private tests are available. Thousands on here forced to do this as NHS often refuses to test FT3 or antibodies or vitamins

Medichecks Thyroid plus ultra vitamin or Blue Horizon Thyroid plus eleven are the most popular choice. DIY finger prick test or option to pay extra for private blood draw. Both companies often have money off offers.

All thyroid tests should ideally be done as early as possible in morning and fasting. This gives highest TSH, lowest FT4 and most consistent results. (Patient to patient tip, GP will be unaware)

If antibodies are high this is Hashimoto's, (also known by medics here in UK more commonly as autoimmune thyroid disease).

About 90% of all hypothyroidism in Uk is due to Hashimoto's. Low vitamins are especially common with Hashimoto's. Food intolerances are very common too, especially gluten. So it's important to get TPO and TG thyroid antibodies tested at least once .

Link about thyroid blood tests

I've had this before. If you're on here I assuming you've been researching symptoms of thyroid issues. It could just be anxiety building up and causing you to over think. If it gets bad go to A&E and get checked out - they will do ECG, blood tests etc.. I did and all was fine - I was worried about changing my med brand - ( I had my thyroid removed 4 years ago - feel fine though - 98% of the time). Either go to A&E or your GP - either way you'll have piece of mind. If its just at night, thats when you'd be thinking about it the most and causing the anxiety.

BTW - sounds like anxiety / panic attacks if its just at night - thats when you'd be over thinking it the most. But best to have peace of mind and get checked out.

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