Are Electrical feeling shocks related to Hypothyroid! Its hard to describe them!
I have been hypothyroid for 40 years I am56. I became sick with Bile Reflux Gastrits and am now getting better with a special tea I make. I had many problems with my thyroid fluctuating. I have gotten new blood tests done to see my Free 3 and Free 4, ferritin, vitamin D3, and vitamin B12 levels checked. I was off my thyroid pills for 5 weeks. I noticed that I was sluggish, weak and my heart was palpitating constantly. I ended up in emergency room where they said my thyroid levels were high. I began to take 75ms levothyroxine. Lately I have noticed these strange Electrical shocks every now and then. I am not sure if they are related to thyroid disorders. It's mostly when I am reading. I was in Vitamin Cottage reading labels when this shock went threw me all was black just for a few seconds. I left the store. Many years ago this doctor found spots all over my head and thought I had MS. I went around believing this for 2 years. I finally went to a special doctor and he said mo MS. I sometimes wonder if that is from the shocks. I noticed one other Hypothyroid person mentioned she had electrical feeling shocks.I had this once before many years ago. These are the strangest feelings like its a short circuit with electrical shocks. Hard to explain. I am really tired of going to Western doctors they prescribe more medicine that will make you sick!. If any one has had these let me know and what I can do for them! Thanks Loony56
An ssri is a med typically prescribed for depression and anxiety disorders. I used to get panic attacks pretty severely, so I was prescribed a "selective serotonin re uptake inhibitor", like Paxil, Celexa, Zoloft, etc... When I stopped taking them the electric pings were horrible. I could barely move without getting the shooting electric feeling. They are hard to explain to doctors, you're right. It must be a neuro thing. mine slowly went away after a few months of being off the med. I think it's a "discontinuing" side effect for many meds. Have you recently stopped a med or switched meds?
I was off thyroid pills for 5 weeks. I had Bile Reflux Gastritis. Couldn't eat for 6 weeks. I read up on using herbs,chamomile tea,slippery elm, marshmallow root. It helped me more than what the doctors gave me. I was on omeprazole, tagamnet, sucralfate. I got off all of that and only drink my tea. I now can eat salmon,potatoes,bananas and oatmeal smoothies with my vitamins. Lost 30 lbs with my diet change. My thyroid was fluctuating for a year. In March I passed a kidney stone. It's been a roller coaster of illness. My gastritis is a little better, and I am back on thyroid pills. 75mc. I told my doctors that i wanted a new profile of tests done on my thyroid. My palpitations slowed down since being on thyroid. Now I have that neurological electrical shooting feeling. Do not know why! I usually get the shocks when I read. Kinda strange! I went from a urine specialist to a gastroenterologist, trying to find an endrocrine doctor to a possible new neurologist. Wow! I am on the road to good health! Loony 56
I get a feeling in my feet/lower legs that feels like electrical shocks. Actually, it feels exactly like someone zaps me with a cattle prod, if anyone knows what that is. I get it mostly when my B12 levels are too low.
I got my first zap a couple of weeks into Zoloft. Got off of that cr*p as soon as I could. It's been 6 months and I still get them, usually when I lay down at night. Doc says "never heard of that"..... gimmie a break! Do none of them do any research on the Internet? Seems we are all woefully misinformed....or even worse, our Drs are.
The Zaps unnerve me. BTW I am hypo, on 1mg synthroid since last August.
I use chamomile tea leaves with flowers, slippery elm root, and marshmallow root. This is the best tea. It is calming and soothes my stomach. Finally I can eat very small bland foods. I am waiting for blood tests to come back. I got a list from all the Med Help friends and told my doctor this is what I want. Hoping to get answers. I can't use peppermint tea or pickle juice because of my irritated stomach. The homemade chamomile tea mixture is better than anything the doctor recommends. I am so excited about the herbs that I am thinking of taking classes on internet to educate myself. I make smoothies with oatmeal, apple, bananas and dissolve my vitamins in water add hemp protein, probiotics, powdered vitamins. This is a great smoothie. This Hypo thyroid is like being on a roller coaster. I am hoping to switch to synthroid. I think I was on that and my thyroid was doing better. Thanks for all the info. I really to appreciate. It seems like all of us Hypos need to stick together! loony 56
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