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Old 08-20-2008, 07:42 AM   #1
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Losing It!!

Hello everyone:

Please help - I am losing it. My thyroid levels have been jumping from hypo to hyper for several months. My doctor lowered my dosage of Levothyroxine - I will be okay for several days and then I will get the extreme anxiety, hot flashes and the feeling of blood boiling under my skin - like a "fear flash". It is so frightening. When this happens, I also lose my appetite and just want to take a Xanax and sleep. I try to keep moving and do what I need to do but the feelings I get are scary.

I have had hypo for years and was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and depression about nine years ago. Has it always been my thyroid or do I just have more than one problem? When trying to explain these feelings to doctors, counselors, friends and family, they don't know what I am talking about because they have never felt this way.

Please help with any of your thoughts and suggestions.

 
Old 08-20-2008, 10:27 AM   #2
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Re: Losing It!!

Just wanted to stop in and let you know that you are soooo not alone!! I really don't have the magical answer for you but just want you to know allot of us suffer with this. I have NEVER, ever had anxiety issues until all this. Actually I was the most calm person and laid back, whatever kinda attitude until this "illness" kicked in!! And I have 4 kids and worked full time and commuted and was NEVER this anxiety ridden. It SUX. And it seems to take over my whole life now even though I push thru it and try to just tell myself it will pass. I feel like I am dying most days... Uggg.. But please know u aren't alone in this battle. And I really don't think other people quite get it unless they have or are going thru it.

 
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:40 AM   #3
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Re: Losing It!!

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Hello everyone:

Please help - I am losing it. My thyroid levels have been jumping from hypo to hyper for several months. My doctor lowered my dosage of Levothyroxine - I will be okay for several days and then I will get the extreme anxiety, hot flashes and the feeling of blood boiling under my skin - like a "fear flash". It is so frightening. When this happens, I also lose my appetite and just want to take a Xanax and sleep. I try to keep moving and do what I need to do but the feelings I get are scary.

I have had hypo for years and was diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and depression about nine years ago. Has it always been my thyroid or do I just have more than one problem? When trying to explain these feelings to doctors, counselors, friends and family, they don't know what I am talking about because they have never felt this way.

Please help with any of your thoughts and suggestions.

 
Old 08-20-2008, 10:46 AM   #4
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Re: Losing It!!

Had anxiety problems in past..then found out thyroid problem this past year. I feel all related.

 
Old 08-20-2008, 11:13 AM   #5
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Re: Losing It!!

Thanks - it helps so much that someone else knows what I am talking about. When this all started, I felt so alone - people tried to understand but unless you go through it, you really can't.

I still wonder if it is hypo or hyper that causes these "blood boiling" feelings or if it is the fluctuations. Do you also get the weak leg feelings?

Hope you have a day free of anxiety.

 
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