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Pulsations in neck near carotid arteries, wakes up during sleep. Thyroid related?

I have a pulsating in my neck where my carotid arteries are on both sides of my neck while I m trying to fall asleep. It wakes me up every 5 min within the first hour or so of sleep. EKG , echo and stress echo all normal as well as blood work done w/in the last 6 months. I have had pvc s previously but none within the last couple months. I aldo have some muscle tremoring or vibrations as i start to fall aSomeone said it could be thyroid related?
Asked On : Tue, 27 Nov 2012
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Endocrinologist 's  Response
Welcome to HCM. I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.

Do you have a swelling in neck?

Thyroid can cause this problem in two condition - 1. an enlarged thyroid pressing on carotid arteries 2. Over functioning thyroid causing increased carotid pulsations.

Please check with your doctor to find out the cause.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help
With warm regards,
Dr Ajish TP (MD,DM)
Consultant Endocrinologist.
Answered: Wed, 3 Dec 2014
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