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Hot flashes and lack of sleep due to thyroid - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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User :   I woke up at 3 am and my pulse it 82 isn't that high?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXXXX HERE
Doctor :   why DO You feel that your heart rate is high?
User :   isn't that high at rest
Doctor :   the normal heart rate ranges from 60-100
Doctor :   HR greater than 100 at rest can be considered high
User :   normally it is between 73-83 but during day
Doctor :   Do you feel uncomfortable in any way?
User :   and I took toprol at 840 and ambien at 1000
User :   can't sleep and hot
Doctor :   any kind of symptoms?
User :   heart pounding hot
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   32
User :   42
User :   sorry
Doctor :   its 32 or 42 ?
User :   42
User :   lol
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any history of thyroid problems?
User :   took 1/4 of xanax .25 too
User :   no
User :   on depo provera for 6 yrs
Doctor :   have you lost weight over the past few months?
User :   few pounds
Doctor :   FOR what reason are you on that medicine?
User :   just had root canal last week
User :   anxiety
User :   was tapering off
Doctor :   do you have any sweating, headache, anxiety, diarhea etc ?
User :   have been on that 6-7 months
User :   headaches...I get migraines
Doctor :   may i know your occupation?
User :   ok u should know this too I suffered traumatic brain damage in 96
User :   VA
User :   computer
User :   was in coma 6 weeks
Doctor :   do u work with veterans affairs ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   (VA)
Doctor :   OK
User :   was a 3 on GCS
User :   am physically disabled
User :   lots
User :   lol
Doctor :   HAVE you ever been tested for thyroid ?
User :   think so not sure
Doctor :   TSH, T3 & T4 TESTS DONE?
User :   my main doc is cardiac dr
Doctor :   when was the last time you been to your primary care physician?
User :   dad just got pacemaker that is why aware of pulse
User :   4 months
User :   could I be having early change of life
Doctor :   I would advice you to get one done, as weight loss, palpitations, sweating, feeling hot - are signs of high thyroid levels
User :   hot flashes
Doctor :   i mean thyroid tests
User :   I actually gained 10 lbs in a yr
User :   lost few past week could not chew
Doctor :   hot flashes and feeling hot can occur with menopause (if ,early in your case) and also with thyroid issues
Doctor :   how are your periods , are they regular?
User :   haven't had one in 6 yrs
User :   because of depo provera
Doctor :   oh ok, coz of depo provera
User :   can't test hormones til next month
Doctor :   But the best step here, is to do a thyroid tests
User :   for now to sleep??
Doctor :   this will rule out the Most common cause
User :   ok
User :   is 82 high for sleeping
Doctor :   for sleep, ask your doc, for Zolpidem
Doctor :   this may help you out
User :   took it lol
Doctor :   82 is not that high
Doctor :   it is ok
User :   for sleep?
User :   take 10 zolpidem usually took 5
Doctor :   but presence of sweating , hot flashes etc at sleep, is a need to think about thyroid issues
User :   mess!!!
User :   ok
Doctor :   as that condition can cause sleeplessness, can caue problems with your periods, cause palpitations, etc
User :   ok ty
Doctor :   So inspite of those meds you are not able to sleep
User :   as long as I know 82 is not highat rest
User :   nope
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   ARE you back
User :   yes
Doctor :   your HR is ok currently
Doctor :   nothing to worry about
User :   130ish over 76
Doctor :   as far as sleepless ness,
User :   oh hr
User :   xanax or zolpidem?
Doctor :   yes heart rate (HR)
Doctor :   ARE you able to walk ?
Doctor :   for about 30 mins ?
User :   yes
User :   123/93 hr 83
Doctor :   if you are able to walk , then i would suggest a brisk walk for 30 min, which will bring on some fatigue, and help you sleep (if this is ok with you)
Doctor :   your BP & HR are normal
Doctor :   nothing to worry about them
User :   ok normal hr for women?
Doctor :   yes
User :   ty
User :   nite hopefully
User :   what is normal hr for women
Doctor :   Here are some ways you can fight insomnia take a good bath before you sleep try not to over do it .have good body massage go for a total body massage. try avoiding coffee or tea during day time. Use the bed only to sleep at night, don't lie on the bed during day time
Doctor :   the normal HR for women , would be b/w 55-100
Doctor :   but it varies,
User :   ok ty
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