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Have Hashimotos, experiencing severe stingy itching, loss of balance, light headed, joint aches and muscles cramp. Suggest?

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I have Hashimotos disease my tsh is 0.640. I am experiencing severe stingy itching, loss of balance, light headedness like I might pass out at any time, my arms & legs feel like there going to sleep, every joint in my body aches, my muscles feel like there going to pull and cramp up, I'm short of breath upon exertion I cant concentrate or remember things, my heart rate is low for me 50's & 60's usually in the 80s, my resting blood pressure is around 105/55 normally around 125/80. When when my BP drops I start having fluttering chest pains. I have considered going to the ER again (I went about 2 months ago) but last time they x-rayed my heart and did an EKG and said I was fine. But my chest pains are increasingly worse, on occasion.
Are theses symptoms caused by worsening Hashimotos, hypothyroid or something else. I also take trazodone 100 mg at night for sleep. it can have similar side effects
I also have neuropathy the neurologist says it is from my hypothyroid.
I am at a loss as of what to do. XXXXXXX XXXXX
Posted Mon, 14 Oct 2013 in Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
Answered by Dr. Manoranjan Chowhan 1 hour later
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As you mentioned you have Hashimato's thyroiditis, in this the Thyroid fails to produce adequate thyroid hormone, that can cause whole range of symptoms as experienced by you.

Though Hypothyrodism also makes one vulnerable to experience hypercholesterolemia which in turn can raise propensity of atherosclerotic heart disease but the same can be ruled by your normal EKG & if necessary stress TMT test.

AS regards the rest of your problem all are caused by the Hashimato's disease so you should take replacement therapy after thorough lab tests that include the Thyroid function tests based on which the adequate replacement therapy can be prescribed by your treating physician.

You need not worry for this.

If you have any other concern please let me know I shall try to help you to address these concerns

with best wishes from
Dr Chowhan
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