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Suggest treatment for palpitations and anxiety in a person with hyperthyroidism

I m a 54 year old woman with graves. I ve been in remission for 19 months,taking no meds. Recently out of no where I ve had an atrack of hyperthyroidism . Heart palpating ,anxiety, my eyes burning and very sensitive to light! I ve been dealing with this for six years and feel it s time to make a decision and have something done. I m not sure what procedure will be best for me. I m tired of taking the meds that make me gain weight and loss hair everywhere!
Thu, 16 Apr 2015
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
HI

Thanks for posting your query.

There are other causes of palpitations , so first make sure that your attack was due to Hyperthyroidism or is it something else. So first get a Thyroid profile done and if it confirms Hyperthyroidism then we can proceed with other modality treatment for it .

The other options for treatment of hyperthyroidism are :

1. Surgical Excision of Thyroid Gland .
2. Iodine Radiation.

Hope this information was useful to you.
Any clarifications feel free to ask.
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