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My doctor put me on 75mcg of levothyroxine 4 days ago for hypothyroidism. Is occasional heart flutters normal? Should i worry?

My doctor put me on 75mcg of levothyroxine 4 days ago for hypothyroidism. Is occasional heart flutters normal? Should i worry?

Start low: You should go back to ur doc and get an ekg done. Also ur dose may be too high to start with. Maybe ur doc could cut back the dose and move up in dose by 12.5 mg gradually every few months and regularly checking ur tsh. Titrating is a slow process. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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Is it normal to have heart palpitations on and off a few days out of the month? Could hypothyroid cause this?

Is it normal to have heart palpitations on and off a few days out of the month? Could hypothyroid cause this?

No: You should see a cardiologist to evaluate these episodes of palpitations. This could be a manifestation of your thyroid disease but you should get an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can inflammation in the body/around the heart cause palpitations? Can hypothyroidism? Fibromyalgia? Stress? EKG/cholesterol normal. Any other advice?

Can inflammation in the body/around the heart cause palpitations? Can hypothyroidism? Fibromyalgia? Stress? EKG/cholesterol normal. Any other advice?

Palpitations: All of the things you mention can be associated with palpitations. Discuss with your Doctor for suggestions pertinent to you. ...Read more

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I am 27 & female. I have hypothyroidism. My levels have normalized on synthyroid 150mcg yet i still feel exhausted c headaches & heart flutter, why?

I am 27 & female. I have hypothyroidism.  My levels have normalized on synthyroid 150mcg yet i still feel exhausted c headaches & heart flutter, why?

Many possiblities: I agree with dr. Khanna. Most with hypothyroidism benefit from taking t3 (liothyronine) as well- see http://abt.Cm/18gpb3a ; http://bit.Ly/15k26u8 ; http://bit.Ly/1cgkivc you may have other issues such as low adrenal function, magnesium deficiency, food allergies etc. Consider seeing a holistic doctor for a thorough evaluation: http://bit.Ly/19pettq. ...Read more

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Can exercise cause heart flutters?

Can exercise cause heart flutters?

Possible: There are some cardiac arrhythmias related to exercise. Best to get an exercise stress test to see that. ...Read more

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What are possible causes for heart flutters upon waking only?

What are possible causes for heart flutters upon waking only?

Startled?: If you wake up to an alarm clock, the noise may send stress chemicals in your body such as adrenaline. This could lead to palpitations right when you wake up. It would be helpful to have your doctor listen to your heart and possibly use a heart monitor to see what the heart is doing when you wake up. In the meantime, avoid caffeine, sleep deprivation and alcohol which can worsen palpitations. ...Read more

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Can aspertaim in diet pop cause heart flutters, chest pains or any other issues ?

Can aspertaim in diet pop cause heart flutters,  chest pains or any other issues ?

Aspartame sideeffect: There are reports in the literature that patients have reported chest pain and palpitations with aspartame ingestion. Like with any food or drug, patients can experience a variety of side effect symptoms. Try and avoid aspartame containing products and see if your symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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What causes palpitations and heart flutters, like your heart is dropping in your chest or like it's drowning?

What causes palpitations and heart flutters, like your heart is dropping in your chest or like it's drowning?

Skipped beat: Sounds like you're describing a Premature Ventricular Contraction (PVC), which feels like a short pause, followed by a single stronger beat. They're very common among otherwise healthy people and can be reduced by avoiding stimulants, such as caffeine. See a heart rhythm specialist (cardiac electrophysiologist) for further evaluation and to ensure your heart is healthy. ...Read more

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Can severe health anxiety over heart cause frequent heart flutters during the day. Have had multiple ekgs in the past all were normal.

Can severe health anxiety over heart cause frequent heart flutters during the day. Have had multiple ekgs in the past all were normal.

Yes, change it: Stop consuming high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes inflammation. All these foods cause heart disease and anxiety. Consume whole eggs, fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil daily. Get 30-45 minutes of sunshine daily at noon or take vitD3 10,000 IU/day. You should notice a difference in 1 month ...Read more

Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more