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I was on 100mg of thyroid tablets three years ago I then needed

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I was on 100mg of thyroid tablets three years ago I then needed to be to go on 125mg a year later, i have just been told I am on too higher dose and I need to return to 100mg,I notice my heart rhythm is fast 94 pulse
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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too much thryoid hormone in your system can cause your heart rate to be too fast.

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going back down on your thyroid hormone can help get you back to a more normal thyroid hormone level

Dr. David :

it is normal to have to do these thryroid hormone adjustments sometimes.

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you want to make sure your TSH level is in between 0.3 and 3.0

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also you can be referred to an endocrinologist

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who is a hormone expert who can do more testing to check on the status and function of your thyroid gland.

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hello?

Customer:

Thank you why the change in my reading

Dr. David :

some people's thyroid gland can be variable and can sometimes produce variable amounts of thyroid hormone.

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so if your thyroid gland sometimes is producing some hormone, then the 125 might be too much.

Customer:

so this could be good news for me

Dr. David :

if your thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormone, then the 100mcg might not be enough.

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well, it means your might be having variability of your thyroid gland making thyroid hormone.

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which can make it tricky to keep a stable level.

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by cutting down your dose, your heart rate should get better

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best of luck to you

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let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer:

So I need to have my blood checked regular

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you might have to scroll down to see the ratings area below.

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yes,

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regular checks for thyroid hormone levels every 3-6 months is a good idea for you.

Customer:

Thank you for your help I now understand.

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