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By December 1, 2014 - 12:08pm
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Hi, There is something that bothers me and I'm not so sure if this is something that my endocrinologist would know. At night time when I go to sleep most nights I get a light pounding feeling above my chest almost where like your thyroid is located and after couple of minutes of this pounding feeling I fall asleep. I want to know and be sure what's the meaning of this? I am a hypothyroid person and I have very high metabolism and I want to know if it's related to any of this? I am going to see my endocrinologist soon and I just want to be sure by hearing this from you meanwhile. Please let me know about this soon.

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Hi Melissa666,

Thank you for visiting the EmpowHER community again and sharing your question!

The palpitations you are experiencing could be any number of things. The palpitations can be a symptom of thyroid disease, anemia or even anxiety. I am glad that you have an appointment with your Endocrinologist to have it checked out!

Because the thyroid gland and hormonal system are delicate, management of thyroid disease and follows-ups with a physician are critical. Successful management of hypothyroidism requires very specific and individualized dosing, and even small changes in dosing can significantly affect TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) levels.

Palpitations should not be ignored in case they are due to a bigger process such as thyroid or anemia problems or heart valve changes. Be sure to tell him or her about your palpitations at your next visit. Your doctor will listen to your heart and may recommend an ECG to monitor your heart rate. Sometimes you might wear a holter monitor for 24-hours. This nifty little device keeps track of your palpitations all day long. Using a monitor can help diagnose the reason.

Melissa666, did this help in the meantime?



December 1, 2014 - 12:36pm
(reply to kristincaliendo)

Thanks so much for your reply. Yes your answer is very helpful and I will mention such thing you said to my endocrinologist. From what your explaining I can see from how I'm feeling is that it's thyroid disease as your saying. I am a very hypothyroid person to. Being extremely hypothyroid can it cause you to have such pounding feeling? Do you think synthroid can help such issue of mine?
One more thing I already posted a new and different message and it's been more than a day I haven't got response yet, I want to know if you can reply to my other question to?
Thanks so much,

December 1, 2014 - 10:11pm
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