Cardiac / respiratory problems

Cardiac / respiratory problems

Postby Sandy » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:27 am

Does anyone else have any problems with shortness of breath, palpitations etc?
I've been referred for tests in these areas & would appreciate any other members' GH experiences in this.
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Re: Cardiac / respiratory problems

Postby member_37074 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:22 pm

Since i went on to levothyroxine I have started with respiratory problems like asthma, i have brown and blue inhalers but still have to sleep propped up.

palpitations too but had ecg and despite my heart rate being very fast 120 nothing wrong with heart.

hope you get sorted soon

poppy x
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Re: Cardiac / respiratory problems

Postby martdou » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:15 pm

I had pituitary macroadenoma surgery in August 2011 secreting Growth Hormone and Prolactin. Now on Hydrocortisone Cabergolide Testosterone and Lanroetide autogel. In October stated palpitations and shortness of breath especially at night. Also some slight unconfortable feeling around heart area. Have had blood tests ECG and Heart scan but no problems found so not sure what is cause or remedy. My BP is fine and heart rate low as I keep myself fit and have had no previous medical problems until this tumour. All very worrying hope you get sorted out soon.
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Re: Cardiac / respiratory problems

Postby emer » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:42 pm

I had shortness of breath, resting heartrate of 140 etc, which was due to having a thyroid-stimulating hormone secreting adenoma. Probably pretty unlikely, but if you're taking synthetic thyroid hormone, having a high resting heartrate or palpitations can be a sign that you're taking too much - poppy, if you've been having palpitations specifically since being on levothyroxine then are they sure that they're not being caused by you taking too high a dose of levothyroxine? I guess they would have checked but if your heart is fine then it seems the most likely answer - I had a similar issue in that my heart was fine and it took ages for them to figure out it was a thyroid hormone issue.
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