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I have a reasonable blood pressure at 110/70 - although I am

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I have a reasonable blood pressure at 110/70 - although I am usually 90/57 - but my resting pulse has incresed in the last two weeks from 73 to 95bpm. Can you advise what might be causing this? I am a 48 year old woman on bio-identical hormone treatment as I am menopausal - in case this helps. Howver I have been on bioidenticals under a doctor's supervision last 6 years.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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many things can cause fast resting heart rate.

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elevation of your thyroid hormone level can do this.

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increased anxiety or panic symptoms can increase your heart rate.

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you need to see a doctor and get blood testing to check your thyroid hormone levels.

Customer:

I am actually on thyroid medication already - 2 x armour thyroid tablets a day. I have been on this dosage a year without problems - till now. Should I reduce to one tablet tomorrow perhaps? I was diagnosed as having an underactive thyroid the same time as I went on bio-identicals i.e. 6 years

Dr. David :

you need to get blood testing of your TSH level.

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I bet your dose of armour is too high and you are causing hyperthyroid levels in your system.

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testing with TSH levels, and then changing your dose and then resting in 6-8 weeks is the only way to know if your armour dose is correct.

Customer:

oky I will do this - but in the meantime is it safe to reduce my thyroid dosage tomorrow to just one tablet?

Dr. David :

yes, it is safe to reduce your dose.

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but changes in your thyroid hormone dose can take a few weeks to help decrease your heart rate.

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thyroid hormone is a slow hormone to change

Customer:

Many thanks, ***** ***** way - if my dose is too high could that be what is causing the tingling/trembling sensation in my arms, legs and hands?

Dr. David :

yes,

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high thyroid hormone levels can cause this

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as well as poor sleep

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and weight loss as well.

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Hurrah - I forgot to mention I have not been sleeping well at all. Thank you Mr David - I had no idea what was wrong with me but of course I was thinking the worst!

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