I have hyperthyroidism, but it had been controlled with 5mg of methimazole for the past few months. I have Ulcerative colitis as well, but it has been in remission for the past 5 months. So, I'm just on Lialda 2.4 grams for maintenence for UC, 5mg methimazole and 50 mg of Atenolol for tremors/palpiations.
I have had in the past month, chest pain and a very irregular heartrate. So much so that I passed out at the airport on Thursday and was unable to go home(I was flying home to see family-I live 16 hours from them). We have increased my atenolol and my methimazole, but the chest pain persists and I still am having palpitations. I'm also exhausted, have bilateral lower extremity weakness and hot flashes. I know it's likely from the hyperthyroidism, but has anyone else dealt with this? I have cut out the caffiene, am trying to decrease stress and get enough sleep. I've cut out alcohol as well. Any other suggestions? I'm thinking of going back to my primary care doctor to make sure it's not something else, but maybe I should give it more time? At 33, it's not likely to be true heart problems. Any thoughts?
Oh, my TSH is undetectable, my T3 is elevated but my T4 is normal.