another thing - hypothyroidism can cause heart arrhythmias also, not just hyperthyroidism.
I am unsure why thyroid issues don't get more "airplay" on this board. As you said (which is true) thyroid and heart issues go hand in hand. A lot of people have thyroid issues and don't even know it - as doctors go by the TSH level most of the time and that is a subjective test. If a person has all the symptoms of hypo or hyper, then it really doesn't matter what the TSH is.
BTW - I was probably hyperthyroid for most of my life. I had a difficult time with tachycardia in my teens and 20s and was soooo skinny I went to the doc to see how I could gain weight. No one ever said a word about hyperthyroidism - they said the tachy was from my heart murmur.
I think my thyroid just burnt out over the years and now has gone to hypo but my heart surgery really put a strain on my body and I am still reeling from that, I think.
I hope more people will post on this thread, Jack, and help you out.
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