Radioactive Iodine (thyroid removal )+ pacemaker

Am i unique or is there anyone out there who has to take thyroxine for thyroid gland removal and have a pacemaker?

Do you have trouble cordinating your medications?
Please get in touch




by Pete K - 2008-04-22 01:04:34

I have hypothyroidism (on 175 msg synthroid) as of about 4 years ago which seems to have lead to syncope and bradiacardia (and pacemaker). I am presently seeing a chiropractor that believes he can release the presure on the spinal nerves that control the heart pacing and thyroid control so that they may run properly again. Had a serious auto accident about 15 years ago that may have been the cause. Also taking a naturopathic treatment to rebuild the ATP energy lvls which is used by the sinus node to pace the heart. Hope can let you know in the future of the success of these treatments. Sure wishing now that my doctor had sent me to a good chiropractor before having to send me to ER and cardiac doctor. LOl, guess it wouldn't have been quite as profitable for the hospital and medical system though!


by Pete K - 2008-04-22 01:04:44

Oops, as afterthought, I might have added that this chiropractor has already cured my wife of hypothyroidism with an advanced goiter right after an internist had started talking about using the radioactive iodine to kill her thyroid. She had been on thyroid hormone tharopy (synthroid) for about 12 years before that. Hasn't taken any now for several months with no symptoms since seeing the chiropractor.


by Blueaustralia - 2008-04-22 06:04:38

Hi Allan

I take thyroxine for an underactive thyroid. The dose is 100msg each morning. If I forget I feel soooooo tired.
The doc cut my dose in half at one stage and I ended up with nodules on my thyroid and my neck hurt. It has only just reverted to feeling normal. My head was so uncomfortable at night I just could not sleep. Cheers Billie

Hello Allan :-)

by pacergirl - 2008-04-22 08:04:02

Good day,

I had to have my thyroid radiated in 1998. I had a very bad case of Graves disease. In fact it was so bad that I was as thin as a rail and I renovated a house because i never slept! Anyway it has left me without a thyroid. I take my thyroxine every day at the same time. It seems to keep things even. I also have a pacemaker for heart block, bradiacardia and also tachycardia. I do not allow these things to stop me. I have had some bad times but I can hardly remember them.

I take the medications pretty much at the same time everyday. I pay attention to how much rest I get try to have some fun everyday.

I hope I have been able to answer your question. If you would like to chat, just let me know.


p.s. Yes you are unique... but just because you are you! :-)

Thyroid & heart

by Wingart - 2008-04-22 08:04:32

I can not help with your question but am wondering whether you or anybody else can help me? Last year I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism & Bradycardia. I have subsequently had my pm but have never been medicated for the Thyroid as it appears to have settled down itself!!

Which came first for you the pm or the Thyroid problem? Was the under active thyroid the cause of your heart problems?

When I had my last check up I was being paced 100% in both Atria & Ventricle, I have often wondered whether my heart would recover if the thyroid behaves itself??

Sorry to steal your pace!!


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