Hashimoto’s Disease and heart issues
Hi, everyone! I just joined this site (thank you!) but have been suffering with Hashimoto’s since I was 38 years old. I’m now 52, so it’s been 14 years. I lost half my thyroid back in 2013 (biopsy for cancer — came back negative). I do have a question for all of you… Has anyone in the group had any heart issues? I’ve been on a combination of synthroid and cytomel now for about a decade. Every since the thyroidectomy, I’ve been having a feeling in my chest that I can only explain as “anxiety.” It’s an ache, but not really a pain, and it occurs mainly at night when I’m lying down. I also have been having a lot of palpitations. I’ve had them all my life. However, ever since hitting menopause, they have become much more frequent (pretty much daily), and with more “umph” — not just a flutter. Last night, twice within about five minutes, my heart did a good pounding. Not painful, but I can feel it, and it always makes me cough or breath funny. I may or may not be dangerous… but It is scary and disconcerting. My poor MD is at a loss. We lowered my meds… I still had the feelings in my chest to some degree (although slightly less), and while my T4 and T3 looked good on my blood work, my TSH was at a 30 and then on a second test, a 10. 🙁 So I’ve gone back to the higher doses (my past “normal” doses), and I’ve been feeling the chest “feelings” all the more. 🙁 So I’m thinking about seeing a cardiologist, just to rule out any heart issues. Is anyone in the same boat? And would you go the same path? Looking for any advice you can give me! Thank you all so much!