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    Racing Heartbeat + Insomnia

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    So, has anyone experienced this after going primal?
    Everything had been going swimmingly up until about two weeks ago and now I can't sleep and my heart races when I am in bed.

    I supplement in the morning with vitamin D, Fish oil, Probiotics, B Complex, 5-HTP. I supplement in the evenings with Magnesium Citrate.

    I have been doing this for two months and the only thing that changed is I stopped taking my birth control this past month. I now only take my thyroid medication. Could my hormones be that drastically changed from dropping the pill? or could there be something else going on - I know iron deficiency can cause heart palpitations, but with the several weeks I tracked my eating there was no lack of iron being ingested.

    I just feel really effed up all of a sudden and I don't like it.

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    I think you're hear this from a bunch of people: it happened to me, too. For me, it was after only a couple of weeks primal. Carb flu then insomnia, one right after the other. I never figured out what it was and it sucked, but then it went away and hasn't come back in more than a year. It lasted about 1-2 weeks.

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    I'm more than 3 months in and I still get it. It's very bothersome.

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    It sounds like your thyroid medication may need to be dropped. That is how I feel when I get hyper. I get hyper sometimes from losing weight. A smaller body needs less thyroid supplementation to maintain itself.

    Frozen North - that sounds like where I live!
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    Estrogen binds thyroid hormones. Because you stopped your BC pills it's likely you've freed up thyroid hormones. I suggest having your freeT4 and free T3 tested. It looks like you may now be hyper.

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    They have me on the lowest dose of thyroid hormone, so it makes sense that I may not need it anymore. I will go in and get it checked - it just sucks not sleeping at night, I figured out last night that if I sleep on my back with my arms over my head and my headphones on, I can't feel and hear my heart racing so much - I actually slept last night so that's a good sign.

    JKC - I am in Minnesota, not as far north as you are. We are a bit warmer than you this morning though, sitting at -0.5, had to scrape frost off my car before I left for work. It would be nice to get a break from the cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunnyfoot View Post
    They have me on the lowest dose of thyroid hormone, so it makes sense that I may not need it anymore. I will go in and get it checked - it just sucks not sleeping at night, I figured out last night that if I sleep on my back with my arms over my head and my headphones on, I can't feel and hear my heart racing so much - I actually slept last night so that's a good sign.

    JKC - I am in Minnesota, not as far north as you are. We are a bit warmer than you this morning though, sitting at -0.5, had to scrape frost off my car before I left for work. It would be nice to get a break from the cold.
    Agreed!
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    i get that sometimes too....racing heart and unable to sleep. usually if i have to much protein close to bed, dairy was worst(but gave it up for lent), coconut products do it too but not the same anxious like way

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