In early March I had my annual physical exam. The blood test came back all normal. My TSH was 4. Which I know is on the high end of normal. A week later I went to the ER with severe stomach / chest pains. They gave me a CT scan with an iodine marker. The diagnosis was possible gallstones and constipation. They did not check my TSH level.
I had a follow-up Ultrasound which confirmed gallstones / sludge. However my GI told me the gallstones did not appear to be causing an issue. He suggested an endoscopy to check for an ulcer or similar issue. I had an endoscopy and discovered I have gastritis and barrett's esophagus.
About a week after the endiscopy I woke up in the middle of the night in AFIB. I went to the ER and they had to cardioinvert me to get it back in normal rhythm. They checked my blood and saw my TSH level was now 8.6. It had raised from 4 to 8.6 in 3 months. The doctors believe my AFIB was caused by my TSH level. I am supposed to see a Cardiologist in a couple weeks to confirm this.
Has anyone here had an AFIB from a hypothyroid? Is doubling my TSH level in less than three months possible? Is it possible the CT scan with Iodine marker was the cause of my thyroid malfunctioning?
I hope those people with the later posts on here are feeling better now. What a depressing condition this is. I've only just joined the forum so I can maybe pick a few pointers up from other people.The person at 104 lbs must be so distraught. I think most people on here probably live in the US, would that be a fair assumption? I live in the UK so maybe, if we share a few things we might be able...
I can't stand the pain anymore. I have done all that I am supposed to do with diet and medication and nothing helped and am in constant discomfort and pain. I don't know how to get from one minute to the next. I don't know what to do. I don't know why I am posting this except that I am so tired. I can barely sleep or eat and my next specialist appointment isn't for a month. I don't...