Thyroid Questions


  • jenny says:

    I live in south africa and am taking 0.05 grms of eltroxin it gives me heart palpatations and sweats is this normal

    • Dr. Joni Labbe says:

      Hi Jenny,

      It is not normal at all to have heart palpitations with any thyroid medication. Find a functional medicine doctor that will run an extensive thyroid panel on you. (T3, T4, rT3, TPO & TGB antibodies) You need to have antibodies tested to see if you have Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune condition that attacks the thyroid as well as other glands and organs. Your body may be “confusing” the medication as a toxin and inflaming against it, causing a cascade of undesirable symptoms.

      Dr. Labbe

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