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Hypo but feeling Hyper???

I am post-thyroidectomy (Hashi's) hypo, under medicated in my opinion. However, last night and today I feel extremely hyper. My pulse usually rests at about 70-75 (about 60-70 upon waking) but upon waking this morning was 80. I'm having palpitations too. I can't think of any reason why. I don't tolerate alcohol at all but had a large rose wine spritzer last night (lemonade). Could this one glass be the reason?

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Hi Nicola,

I have just answered a long question above, starts heart..Please read this first Not the drink.A.F onset is often brought on by thyroid disease..Normally, because a little thyroid left behind, this is treated as pre Make sure you have A fresh TSH, T4 and Free T3 test. As I am sure you know some Hypo symptoms can be identical to Hyper. Incidentally I too have Hashimoto with complications.If it is AF be sure to be under a good cardio ( not many about) and a good endo. Do not rely on GP`s choice, they tend to just use locals ones, not large specialised hospitals.

Best wishes,



Thanks Jackie. My t4 was lowered last year from 125 to 75 because of 'missed heartbeats' which was put down to t4 toxicity. I was referred to the cardio team at the local hospital where I had a scan and a 24 hour trace, both of which were normal so I'm putting it down to the thyroid disease. However, along with the wine, I had a carb blowout (lasagne, bread, bread pudding!) at the mother-in-laws! A couple of people on the STTM FB page have said they have similar symptoms after eating like this?


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