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Underactive Thyroid? Confusion.

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  • Posted By: theenigma
  • June 11, 2008
  • 07:47 PM

3 months ago I had an attack of some sorts which afterwards left me feeling symptoms of dizziness, disorientation, extreme fatigue, fast heart rate, lump in throat, infrequent bladder and bowel movements etc. I carried on with these problem for a month or so before I decided to get help about it.

I took a blood test and it came back stating I have an underactive thyroid. The doctor suggested that this could be a one off and organised a test for 2 months later. Within this time the condition worsened and he brought forward the test, this test also read that I have an underactive thyroid gland. I began treatment for it about a week ago (Levothyroxine). I am also being treated for depression with Prozac.

The condition has caused me to be unable to travel due to fatigue and such like which means I have had to abandon college.

My confusion is that, I thought the symptoms I mentioned such as fast heart rate were associated with an overactive thyroid gland. I have been worried that my condition may possibly be something more such as a heart problem. Or could it be that the anxiety and worry (which I have) are causing other symptoms also. I am assuming I definately have the underactive thyroid after all.

If anyone could shed some light and help out over this I would be most grateful.

Thanks, best wishes.

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  • fast heart rate can be a symptom of either one. each person is different so there's no exact formula to go by. usually, a fast hr is a symptom of hyperthyroid.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 18, 2008
    • 00:44 PM
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