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Heart flutters/missed beats

Jodypody
Jodypody

Afternoon you lovely people. I’m getting these horrible heart flutters and my temp is only reaching 36.5. Recently switched to T.R. Man Thai NDT after the awful Naturethroid debacle. My question is when I google this symptom it says hyperthyroidism causes this but I’m not overmedicated. Not hot or jittery or losing weight (pft) my instinct is it’s hypo symptoms not hyper. Answers on a postcard please 😀. P.S. I used to get this a lot before I finally got my diagnosis

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Yup, I get these if over OR under medicated... It's never easy is it 😐

Jodypody
Jodypody
in reply to fibrolinda

No. It’s such a constant struggle. I read a tip from a lady on here recently who said look in the mirror if your eyelids are hidden (hooded) you’re under medicated. I’ve taken an extra 1/4 at 3pm and it’s calmed down and my temp is 36.7 so I may get a decent kip tonight too

Omg really ? My right eye lid is hooded wow that's so interesting i didn't know that , apologies for the hyjack

Espeegee
Espeegee
in reply to Jodypody

That's me too, my eyes have flipping sacks over them! I'm not hypothyroid either, despite my weight, dry skin, low basal temperature, slow pulse, palps, etc. etc. Blood test says no, so GP and Endo agree. Silly me, I must be imagining it.

Jodypody
Jodypody
in reply to Espeegee

Get your last blood test results and post on here. . I bet you are

Espeegee
Espeegee
in reply to Jodypody

I’m awaiting the NHS one done by the Endo who told me I wasn’t just by looking at me 😉 Maybe I look like Twiggy to him but I’m nearer Mamma Cass lol.

Jodypody
Jodypody
in reply to Espeegee

That’s one of the most absurd comments I’ve heard yet. How do you look hypo unless you’re really ill. I have never “looked” hypo. One nurse told me it was it was the menopause when I’d just had a baby. Seriously 😒

Espeegee
Espeegee
in reply to Jodypody

I know, just met me, asked for my symptoms then told me I wasn’t, despite me telling him about my mother and sister and showing him the blood tests from Blue Horizon. They bluff about what they don’t know and for most patients that’s enough for them to go away doubting themselves. I argued with him for 40 minutes lol and he said he wished I could stay longer but he had another patient. Told him to read Dr. Peatfield’s book.

Have you tried taking magnesium? some people get eptopic heartbeats due to low magnesium

Jodypody
Jodypody
in reply to TracyMS

Magnesium is a controversial topic apparently now so I stopped about 4 months ago. Turns out I was under as 1/4 increase has stopped them

Espeegee
Espeegee
in reply to TracyMS

I’ve taken it for years. Currently taking a liquid liposomal mg glycinate. I’ll try anything lol.

When I was undiagnosed hypo I suffered with Bradycardia ... once optimised on thyroid meds, I didn’t. So being hypo can affect your heart as well as being hyper.

Jodypody
Jodypody
in reply to Banjogirl

Hi my upping my dose by a 1/4 has resolved this thank god. I should learn to trust my instincts more

I had lots of 'funny' heart beats every day till diagnosed . Now taking T 4 and T 3. Never happens now. I was hyPO

Good luck

Jodypody
Jodypody
in reply to Gcart

Hi there yes it was a dose increase issue. Only thing is I’m only 56kilos and I’m now up to 4 and a quarter grains per day ?

Funnily enough I got/get that a lot along with night sweats. I saw an Endo last week and he said they were hyper symptoms. They can be both from what I've read and I'm certainly not sylph like either. I have also read that you can swing between hyper and hypo so you can't preclude them as a symptom of either it seems. The Endo was just another who was ill informed about thyroid symptoms.

I've had ectopic beats for years. If you are worried ask for an ECG and a referral to cardiology. Cardiologist said mine weren't dangerous - just annoying. They are much better when my T3 is optimal - worse when it is too low.

Yes it Was an undermedicated issue. I’m on 41/4 now!!

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