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.