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17/04/2013 at 18:25
I've been have palpitations over the last couple of months, it started a couple of months ago at night time, just a couple of nights a week, and now it's every night and sometimes through out the day, and keeps me awake at night.
Anyway, I went to the doctors last week, had a blood test (you may remember my picture of my bruised arm!) and and ECG - ECG was fine, but I've had a call from the GP and had to make a telephone appointment for tomorrow so obviously something has been picked up from the blood tests. In a way I'm glad because I'm feeling awful, although i don't really want something to be wrong with me. AFAIK they were testing for iron levels and thyroid, hopefully I'm just anaemic, and a bit of iron will sort me out.
No point to this post, just feeling fed up about feeling crap!
17/04/2013 at 18:27
Oh gosh DD, I hope it isn't anything serious lovely xx
17/04/2013 at 18:29
Hope is not too serious DD.
I'm pretty sure anaemia can cause palpitations and also breathlessness amongst a whole other list if nasty things x
17/04/2013 at 20:44
Hope you're ok! x
17/04/2013 at 20:48
Or it could be like our doctors and they are calling you in to tell you there is nothign wrong!
Hope it is easily sorted whatever it is
17/04/2013 at 21:05
Thanks all, not been able to get on much in the evenings this week as I'm in a show - not really helping how I'm feeling, but it's fun and I'm not too bad.
Lauren - I'd heard that anaemia was one of the causes.
QI - they're usually pretty good and just tell you you're ok if the results are clear.
18/04/2013 at 13:05
Doctor called, I have an over active thyroid - will explain my huge appetite lately! Going back next week to discuss treatment and she'll refer me to the hospital. My dad had it when he was younger, but had part of his thyroid taken out so it's probably inherited from him, although it seems there's better treatment these days than having it operated on thankfully. Not sure how I feel about it yet.
18/04/2013 at 13:40
Oh DD at least you know what it is and it can be treated. It's very common in women. Try not to worry yourself x
18/04/2013 at 13:43
At least you know what is the matter, and it's something that should be easily sorted.
18/04/2013 at 13:49
Least you know like others said. I can never remember but my mum and sister have this, or maybe under active.one of the two! Always get them mixed up xxx
18/04/2013 at 15:49
Thanks all, I'm not worrying too much just wish I could see the doctor sooner so I know more! I've spoken to my Dad briefly and apparently he did have tablets which controlled it for a while, but then it got really bad. I just wish it was having the effects it has on most people and making me lose weight!
18/04/2013 at 16:15
At least you know what is wrong xx
18/04/2013 at 16:34
I think its quite common, I know tons of people with the same, dont worry too much x
18/04/2013 at 18:59
I had this Deedee and had most of my thyroid taken out in October. I didn't lose weight either :-(
Any questions, ask away. I just used to take one tablet once a day and that was it. I had to have surgery as my thyroid had grown so big it was affecting my windpipe.
Now I don't have much of a thyroid left, I am underactive and have to take thyroxine once a day instead.
18/04/2013 at 19:50
Glad it isn't more worrying I know numerous people with thyroid issues inlcuding exMIL, she eventually had an op to sort hers after keeping it under control with tablets for about a decade.
19/04/2013 at 08:38
I have since found out that the medication can't really be taken when TTCing and we were considering starting very soon, so it looks like that's not going to happen at all now
19/04/2013 at 12:09
Well I took medication for my over active thyroid when I was pregnant and then breast feeding so don't give up yet. Find out all the options. Good luck x
19/04/2013 at 12:17
Thanks pingu - were you on the medication before you got pregnant? Which one was it? x
19/04/2013 at 12:21
I think it was carbimazole. I was pregnant when they diagnosed me. Thyroid problems are often triggered by pregnancy so it's not unusual at all, I know a lot of women with underactive thyroids and two others with over active ( one of which is my mum)
19/04/2013 at 12:24
That's one of the medications I've heard mentioned, I guess if you're already pregnant they have to give you something, but from what I've been told they recommend you don't TTC until a few months after you've finished taking it, by which time I'll be too old
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