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Experiencing pounding heart, mostly when lying down.

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Experiencing pounding heart, mostly...

Experiencing pounding heart, mostly when lying down. Sometimes sitting. Upper sternum pain and swelling on the right side. Sometimes pain goes straight through to the back. Wonder what it could be.

Doctor's Assistant: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

It is pretty good. Doesn't bother me when I exercise or during the day. The pounding heart comes on most of the time when I lie down at night. But the sternum is sore all the time lately.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Have hypopituitarism and adrenal insufficiency, hypothyroid

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago

how old are you?

are you male or female?

do you have bad anxiety symptoms?

severe anxiety symptoms can cause fast heart rate and pounding heart.

high thyroid hormone levels can cause fast heart rate as well.

too much caffeine can cause pounding heart

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
51 female, not sure about anxiety other than now. I don't drink much coffee. Getting the thyroid levels check, they are monitored. The were lower than normal at my last visit.
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago

I see.

it will be good to see the blood testing levels of your thyroid hormone levels.

did you get placed on thyroid hormone pills like levothyroxine on your last visit?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No I’m on liothyronine. Only 5-10 mcg and I’ve been on it for almost a year. Getting the blood test today.
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago

that blood test can tell if your thyroid hormone levels are too nigh or not.

high thyroid hormone levels will cause very low TSH levels and can cause pounding heart, faster heart rate, poor sleep, weight loss symptoms, looser stool

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thanks. Will do.
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago

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