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Old 09-13-2003, 04:39 PM   #1
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Post so how fast can thyroid hormones change?

hey all. i usually post in panic and anxiety forums but now i am convinced my thyroids are the underlying cause to all of this. i am a young male, 6ft and weigh only 127 pounds. i have been skinny all my life. My anxiety began last year in July, but this year has been a terrible year for anxiety. I am very jittery now, very anxious, i cannot exercise cause of rapid heart beat, i am very fatigued easily now, my body twitches all over, and now my newest symptoms is my increased appetite which has really freaked me out. Now last time I got my thyroids checked back in Februrary my T3 and T4 were normal but my TSH was rather low. How fast can thyroid levels change? I got them checked today but have to wait till Monday till results. I am scared of having a thyroid storm before then i am tempted to just goto the ER and plead for medication even though my hyperthyroidism hasn't been confirmed but I am pretty sure that is it

Old 09-13-2003, 08:51 PM   #2
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Under the right conditions, or perhaps I should say wrong ones, thyroid change practically overnight. It varies a bit throughout the day anyway. Do you know what your most recent test results were?

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Old 09-14-2003, 04:02 AM   #3
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thanks. no but my TSH was .19
It is 6am in the morning and I can't sleep because I am hungry again. I had a anxiety attack when I woke up because I am so hungry. i cant take this

Old 09-14-2003, 04:25 AM   #4
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Hi John,

So sorry to hear that you are going through this. I have never been hyperthyroid but I do know that thyroid storm is a real thing and very serious. If I were in your shoes, I would go to the ER. At my hospital they have a lab that draws blood and you get the results in about an hour... I went in for a gallbladder thing not too long ago. I would think that all ER's have this because at times it is critical to know blood levels to diagnose certain things in the ER.

You are so uncomfortable and distressed.... go to the ER.

Let us know how you do and I am praying for you.

Old 09-14-2003, 10:18 AM   #5
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You definitely need to see a dr about this; something is not right.

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