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    Old 04-10-2016, 10:51 AM   #1
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    Thyroid Questions For Hemotologist

    Hello everyone! I am a 25 year old female and have been having symptoms that could be connected to a thyroid condition. Some I have had since 2013 when I was pregnant and some started over the past year. Since being pregnant and giving birth I have had brain fogginess, feeling tired all the time and a worsened memory. In the past year I started having pain in my legs and arms, muscle twitching in legs arms and around my chest and abdomen, heart palpitations, tachycardia, panic attacks/anxiety, and trouble focusing.

    My pm always seems to blame my symptoms on either the anxiety or the anxiety meds(5 mg Lexapro) he prescribed me. I got him to refer me to a hematologist because I told him I was tired all the time and a blood test showed my platelets were a little low. He thinks it is my medication making me tired which is a common side effect.

    I was doing my own researcher and came upon hypo/hyperthyroid symptoms or autoimmune disorders. I was wondering if anyone had advice on what to ask or talk to the hematologist about when I see him this Thursday. I know my symptoms very well could be anxiety but I don't want to be brushed off because of anxiety. Any help would be great! Thank you guys in advance!

     
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    Old 04-10-2016, 08:27 PM   #2
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    Re: Thyroid Questions For Hemotologist

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    Hello everyone! I am a 25 year old female and have been having symptoms that could be connected to a thyroid condition. Some I have had since 2013 when I was pregnant and some started over the past year. Since being pregnant and giving birth I have had brain fogginess, feeling tired all the time and a worsened memory. In the past year I started having pain in my legs and arms, muscle twitching in legs arms and around my chest and abdomen, heart palpitations, tachycardia, panic attacks/anxiety, and trouble focusing.

    My pm always seems to blame my symptoms on either the anxiety or the anxiety meds(5 mg Lexapro) he prescribed me. I got him to refer me to a hematologist because I told him I was tired all the time and a blood test showed my platelets were a little low. He thinks it is my medication making me tired which is a common side effect.

    I was doing my own researcher and came upon hypo/hyperthyroid symptoms or autoimmune disorders. I was wondering if anyone had advice on what to ask or talk to the hematologist about when I see him this Thursday. I know my symptoms very well could be anxiety but I don't want to be brushed off because of anxiety. Any help would be great! Thank you guys in advance!
    I would want to be checked for thyroid problems and for other autoimmune diseases such as lupus. Lupus can cause the symptoms you have and a low platelet count. It often shows up shortly after childbirth. Good luck and let us know how it turns out.

     
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    Old 04-11-2016, 08:20 AM   #3
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    When a doctor tells you your physical symptoms are caused by "anxiety" it means that he or she is unwilling to make a proper diagnosis. It's doctor speak for, "I have no idea what is wrong with you and I can't be bothered to find out."

    Many, many thyroid patients (mostly women) are diagnosed with anxiety and given anti-depressants for years before they finally find a doctor who knows how to recognise this very common disease.

    I'm not saying that you have thyroid disease, though you certainly might, but ladybud is right, You need some blood tests. Don't just accept that it's all in your head. It probably isn't.

     
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