Tuesday, January 03, 2012


Last summer when I started seeing a different thyroid specialist she figured that I should be able to start weaning off of my thyroid medication.  I have cut the daily dose by half since August and just in the last couple of weeks I thought I might be starting to have hyperthyroid symptoms again.  *sigh*  I have had times in the past when I thought I was having symptoms, but now I am almost certain. 

My plan is to go for blood work today and if I don't get a call from one of my doctors in the next couple of days I may call my thyroid doctor and see if I can get in to see her.  I am sitting here at the computer and it feels like my heart is racing.  A little while ago I checked my resting heart rate and it was 102.  According to the internet, normal resting heart rate for an adult is 60-90bpm.  I remember when I first was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and I was waiting to see Dr. Sharma for the first time and they took my heart rate at the hospital and it was 124bpm, which is crazy!  I have noticed a few other symptoms, and I would like to keep this under control.  I guess I may need to be on medication for the rest of my life :P

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