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Breathless

I was diagnosed in February with hypothyroid, I am having episodes where I feel very breathless, it feels like I have been running outside in the cold air and the air is burning the inside of my windpipe. I have noticed (as this is my third episode) that I tend to be more bloated at the time. It's quite scary really? do you think this is connected to my thyroid problems?

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i've had episodes of breathing difficulty for years that were never attributed to anything.  i thought i had asthma, allergies, anxiety, self-induced, etc.  the episodes seemed random, and i could never pinpoint them.  over the past year i've been diagnosed with thyroiditis, was hyper then hypo.  i'm taking synthroid now.  i really think my breathing issues are thyroid related, but i've never been given any remedy / relief.  

i really can't offer you much, as i haven't been offered any explanation/diagnosis.  however, i can say that you're not alone and you're not crazy!  there are many people from this forum who complain of shortness of breath/breathing issues.

talk to your doctor about it.  get some breathing function tests done if you feel that you're not getting better.
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Thanks, it's good to hear I'm not hypochondriac as well !!
I had a bad day of it yesterday and at one point considered going to A & E, anyway I sat it out and although I have some feelings of running in my chest it's better than yesterday..
Am planning to visit an specialist about this as soon as, will let you know the outcome..

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Also important to know where your thyroid levels are at.....I have bad breathing issues when I am hypo.
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I am dealing with thyroid cancer and treatment and lots of surgeries right now. I have lots of breathing issues. burning lungs when going up stairs ect. I m in good physical shape, 41 yrs old 127 lbs. my last TSH came back at 148! I am now on high dose 150 of synthroid for last 2 weeks, breathing is getting better. I'd guess you are in a hypo state....
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ger231,

Has the burning in your lungs started because of the thyroid cancer?

I am having that same problem and many others.  I am a very healthy 31 yr old.  I have 2 thyroid nodules and 1 has microcalcifications and is located on the tip of the right lobe.
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I have had a few pet scans to see if the cancer has spread anywhere besides the lymph nodes, and so for only there, not lungs. I believe I cant breathe because of the high TSH level. I can barely do anything that I normally do. Energy level is squat!!

I had a complete thyroid removal on 2/4/ of this year, then had to go back in because a hunk of cancerous thyroid tissue was left the first surgery, so had another "thyroidectomey" 4/17 of this year. Seems like everything that could go wrong has....I just found out have ot have surgery again. 5th one this year.....

I'm burned out and discouraged....
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