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Hypothyroidism And Pvcs
So my Cardiologist says my ef is actually 65 and my holter came back clean. But no one can say why I'm having pvcs randomly! I'm hypothyroid but on 75?
PVCs: Perhaps the commonest cause for PVCs is "we don't know". If you have a cardiologist and that Dr. isn't particularly concerned after evaluating you, likely you shouldn't be either. ...Read more
I have hypothyroid and when my TSH is elevated I experience PVC'S. Is this a normal reaction to elevated TSH levels?
PVCs: Causes of PVCs are many and both hyper and hypothyroid status can be associated with PVCs ...Read more
5'2" & 165 - 170 lbs. Hypothyroid so take levothyroxine and also prozac (fluoxetine). Occasional pvcs that were checked and no cause found.Can I take forskolin?
Forskolin: Not until you have discussed this with your doctor. You should also discuss weight loss with your doctor. ...Read more
I have chronic fatigue, heart pvc's, and anxiety, like my dad who also has hypothyroidism. Could my level in normal range actually be low for me?
Not likely: Anxiety and pvcs would be worsened by taking extra thyroid hormone. Also, a clinical trial some years ago showed that giving thyroxine to people with thyroid tests in the normal range increased the risk of osteoporosis and death. The combination of Cymbalta (duloxetine) and Lexapro may cause symptoms of fatigue and anxiety, and may lead to something called the serotonin syndrome which can be very dangerous. ...Read more
67 yr-old with years of monthly blackouts, with a history of PVC's, adrenal insufficiency and hypothyroidism, looking for a definitive diagnosis.....?
There a several potential causes for the syncope in this lady. Of concern is that the episode on August 4th occurred without warning. This could be arrhythmic in origin. Although a Holter has been done the patient may need an Event Monitor and if this is negative an implantable monitor may be needed.
We need to make sure she has normal LV function by Echo etc as she does have a history of PVC's.
Vasodepressor syndrome needs to be also considered as she does have some features compatible with this. TTT would be reasonable.
Finally hypotension secondary to the endocrine problem needs to be considered. Perhaps she might need a vasoactive medication as she does have hypotension. ...Read more
I have been treated for hypothyroidism since in my mid 20's. Now 52. I have recently been dianoised with addison's disease. Do i still have low thy?
Schmidt's syndrome: Autoimmune endocrine conditions often occur together. One relatively common combination is schmidt's syndrome (autoimmne polyendocrine syndrome type 2) which includes hashimotos thyroiditis, addison's disease, and type 1 diabetes. They don't always occur together, though, and not at the same time. ...Read more
I have hoshimoto hypothyroidism n a strong possibility of e.D.S. I have extreme pain everyday thru my body to the point that standing n walking hurt?
Diet's not the key: Being hypothyroid is difficult enough without subscientific / pop diet recommendations. You can basically eat what you please (healthy choices, of course, and limit your calories as you may tend to overeat / get fat.) but you must take your thyroid replacement medicine or your life will be ruined. ...Read more
Numerous: Abnormal thyroid functioning may adversely affect a person's mood. It can also cause weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, fatigue, as well as other problems. Hypothyroidism can be caused by the thyroid gland itself and can also be caused by certain medications, like lithium. If a person's pituitary gland is not functioning properly, that may cause hypothyroidism. There are thyroid replacement drugs. ...Read more
Not usually: Occasionally, hypothyroidism is caused by a temporary condition such as thyroiditis, or inflammation of the thyroid gland. Such cases usually do resolve, and the thyroid goes back to making normal amounts of thyroid hormone. Most of the time, however, the thyroid gland makes less and less thyroid hormone over time, and lifelong treatment with thyroid hormone is needed. ...Read more
Unstimulated thyroid: Hypothyroidism describes a situation in which the thyroid gland doesn't produce normal amounts of thyroid hormone (t4). In primary hypothyroidism, the thyroid can't make enough thyroid hormone. T4 levels are low, and TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) is high. In secondary hypothyroidism, the thyroid can work normally, but due to low levels of tsh, doesn't (t4 & TSH levels both low or low-normal). ...Read more
There are various forms of hypothyroidism, and each is screened for slightly differently. Just doing a TSH is not very accurate. If you have lots of symptoms of hypothyroidism, consider a full panel including tpo, reverse t3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) and free t3 (liothyronine). More info on:
http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.Html. ...Read more
Many, many possible:
Symptoms may include:
increased sensitivity to cold
unexplained weight gain
elevated blood cholesterol level
muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints
heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods
slowed heart rate
impaired memory. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: The most common symptoms of hypothyroidism: fatigue, sluggishness, increased sensitivity to cold, constipation, pale, dry skin, a puffy face, hoarse voice, an elevated blood cholesterol level, unexplained weight gain, muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness, pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints, muscle weakness, heavier than normal menstrual periods, brittle fingernails and hair, depression. ...Read more
Thyroid hormone: Hi. The most commonly prescribed and most widely recommended by endocrinologists is l-thyroxine. Some people prefer desiccated pig thyroid extract, and some people prefer l-thyroxine with a little T3 (liothyronine) thrown in. We can manage anyone with whatever regimen the prefer, but l-thyroxine monotherapy is cheapest and easiest for the patient. Good luck! ...Read more
Hypothyroidism is treated by taking thyroxine to get your thyroid levels up to speed. Most likely your doctor will start you on a fairly low dose and monitor your health and lab studies until the right dose is satisfactory.
Good luck with your thyroid and plan another 47 years. ...Read more
A healthy diet with adequate levels of micronutrients such as iron and B12 is important.
Several micronutrients are especially important in the making of thyroid hormones and in thyroid function, including
selenium, iron, b12, iodine.
http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/proper-thyroid-testing.html. ...Read more