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    joesk8judg
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    I was just taken off a medication for my afib after a cardio conversion. I have been on the amiordorne for about 9 months this time, and about a year before. This time my TSH level has gone to 9 which is WAY above normal and cause many of the symtoms I have in the topic title. At the moment to get through all of this and not space totally out, as I HAVE ALWAYS been able to sleep, and looked forward to it, now I DREAD it, and am taking something for that anxiety, and Ambien to sleep, if not I like awake until 4 to 5 in the morning. I am normally a late go to bed person, around 1:30 or 2:00, but then go right to sleep and get up once to use the restroom, and go right back to sleep before this issue started. SO…I am doing the drugs right now, and once the TSH level is back to normal, I will see how everything goes with my dr. overseeing all of this. He stopped the amiordone yesterday, but it is a wicked drug at times—side effects—but does help in keeping me in sinus rhythm. I did cardio conversion earlier this year and it worked, but did not go off the amiordorne. SO…fingers crossed and I just hope for some form of “normal” again. Thoughts for others who have had this issue? I had a valve replacement 7 years ago, so glad that is still working. LIFE—-ups and downs. thanks Joe inman

    #14913

    SuzyBelle
    ✘ Not a client
    'joesk8judg' wrote:

    I was just taken off a medication for my afib after a cardio conversion. I have been on the amiordorne for about 9 months this time, and about a year before. This time my TSH level has gone to 9 which is WAY above normal and cause many of the symtoms I have in the topic title. At the moment to get through all of this and not space totally out, as I HAVE ALWAYS been able to sleep, and looked forward to it, now I DREAD it, and am taking something for that anxiety, and Ambien to sleep, if not I like awake until 4 to 5 in the morning. I am normally a late go to bed person, around 1:30 or 2:00, but then go right to sleep and get up once to use the restroom, and go right back to sleep before this issue started. SO…I am doing the drugs right now, and once the TSH level is back to normal, I will see how everything goes with my dr. overseeing all of this. He stopped the amiordone yesterday, but it is a wicked drug at times—side effects—but does help in keeping me in sinus rhythm. I did cardio conversion earlier this year and it worked, but did not go off the amiordorne. SO…fingers crossed and I just hope for some form of “normal” again. Thoughts for others who have had this issue? I had a valve replacement 7 years ago, so glad that is still working. LIFE—-ups and downs. thanks Joe inman

    what do you take for anxiety? I take atavan….and also I am taking ambien cr…. Explain to me what TSH means?

    #14914

    joesk8judg
    ✘ Not a client

    i take clonazepam 0.25 twice a day seems to work so far. joe

    #14915

    Martin Reed
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    Welcome to the forums, Joe. If nothing else, you'll find plenty of support here. I hope to see you get involved in other areas of the community and share your thoughts and experiences with the rest of us.

    #14916

    joesk8judg
    ✘ Not a client

    i feel as though coming off the amiordorne has helped, as my TSH, thyroid level is coming down. I have never experience anxiety in my life, so this was a new experience. I am weaning myself, by the dr also, from the AMbein slowly and the clonazepam. Wow amazing how meds can help, but cause other issues, also. I hope to continue with talk here. thanks, joe

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