I know nothing about the thyroid

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lifeguyd
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   Posted 11/14/2017 3:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Recently I had a test that indicated that my PTH was 15. For the previous five years it had been about 50. My doctor said it was not a problem.

I am now experiencing significant heart palpitations (pounding and skipping). I wonder if there is any connection between the lower parathyroid numbers and my increased heart palpitations.

I see some anecdotal information tying hypothyroidism and palpitations. Can anyone comment on this?

I am a 76 year old male currently taking meds for high blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides. Prostate cancer survivor radiation in 2015.
Born June 30, 1941
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biopsy 10/06- t2a Gleason 4+4=8
DaVinci surgery, January 2007
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post surgery psa .01 until 2012
psa rise detected in 2012. slowly rising to .2 in 2015
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astroman
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   Posted 11/14/2017 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   
"I see some anecdotal information tying hypothyroidism and palpitations. Can anyone comment on this?"

- I had heart palps when thyroid was real low. It happens. Other things, like infection can cause it too. High BP might also.
Ended ABX for Lyme in 2015. Rebuilding / repairing / fine tuning since then. What an adventure this has been.

lifeguyd
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   Posted 11/14/2017 10:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you..I am just trying to confirm or eliminate possible cause. BP is well controlled but looking at recent med change.

The parathyroid came up only because of the new test numbers. Is it unusual for the pth to drop to 15 after five years of being 50?

astroman
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   Posted 11/15/2017 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
High blood calcium is also seen with high PTH or low pth? google it
Ended ABX for Lyme in 2015. Rebuilding / repairing / fine tuning since then. What an adventure this has been.
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