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Suffering from underactive Thyroid problem, centre chest pain, fainting. Takes thyroxine. ECG reported normal. Is this the side effect od medicine?

My Daughter aged 42 has underactive Thyroid problem for which she takes takes 125 thyroxine daily, lately she has been experienceing centre chest pain and fainting/collapsing is this a side affect from tablets or thyroid. Today they had taken her to hospital for ECG and said that was ok but obviously we are all concerned as here was no answer to what is happening, thank you
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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The complications of Hypothyroidism are mostly cardiac in nature. Too vigorous thyroid therapy may precipitate a heart failure. Also adrenal crisis is precipitated by thyroid therapy. Severe hypothyroidism can cause myxedema coma with severe hypoventilation, low body temperature, low sodium levels, hypoxia and hypotension. In all these situations there is a possibility of fainting. Get the thyroid levels checked up. Also get electrolytes, routine blood tests done. A good clinical examination by a specialist will give the cause.
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