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      If you are having irregular heartbeat episodes, especially after exercise, please let your doctor know right away. He may want to refer you to a cardiologist. My GP has set me up for a complete treadmill workup. As it was explained to me, the weight loss I suffered prior to Graves diagnosis, means that the weight came not only from fat stores but also from muscle tissue, which accounts for some of the muscle weakness I experienced. The heart is a muscle and is subject to damage during “unhealthy” weight loss, so he is taking no chances. In my case, I also must deal with Mitral Valve Prolapse (MPV) which is certainly not life threatening, but with everything else going on, I’m glad he’s not taking chances. Knowing my physical condition, my legs will give out on the treadmill long before I experience any upper body distress. The main thing is that I urge you to let your doctor know what you are experiencing. He may have reason to think it is normal for you, or he may wish to see you immediately. However, he won’t be able to make any decision if he doesn’t hear from you. It could be nothing at all, it could be important. Each of us is different in how Graves invades us, how we respond to it, and how we respond to our treatments, so my attitutde is to take nothing for granted. God Bless you, Vicki, and good luck.

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