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Old 04-02-2003, 03:11 PM   #1
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Angry hyper & hypo at same time?!

Hi all,
I will try to keep this saga short...several months ago, was at my Dr's, and she said I should start taking a multivitamin. So, being the good patient that I am, I went out and got some. Well, they made me feel great! My mood was calm, my carpal tunnel cleared
up, I felt normal and stable for the first time in who knows how long.
Then I went back a couple weeks ago and she checked my thyroid and said I now had a goiter and it could be the vitamins, so stop taking them. So I did, and of course I shot right up to hyper-land. So I stopped taking my thyroid hormone to give things a chance to calm down.
Well, now my thyroid's in the pooper. I feel hypo and hyper at the same time--black-hole depressed, crying jags, dragging myself around miserable, BUT panicky, trembly, jumpy, irritable, insomniac, and totally stressed out at the same time. It's horrible! I just went and had labs drawn today, and have an ultrasound scheduled tomorrow. But to say I feel crappy is an understatement. This is one of the times I really
wish a truck would run over me and kill me and finish the whole [email protected]%n mess.
Anyway, has anyone else ever experienced anything like this? Does anybody know what's going on with my body chemistry that could be causing it?
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Old 04-02-2003, 05:20 PM   #2
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I'm not sure I understand... Are you saying that you're experiencing both hypo and hyper symptoms simultaneously? Or are you saying that you're actually fluctuating between the two states and this has been confirmed on bloodwork? Because both scenarios are possible...

I also experience a lot of hyper symptoms although my doctor assures me I'm really hypo. I feel the same jittery feeling you describe, the depression mixed with anxiety, the feeling of wanting to jump out of my skin... Sometimes I even get odd bursts of energy that are totally contradictory to my usual state of fatigue. One thing you might look into is whether or not you have some kind of adrenal faliure going on along with you thyroid condition. My doc also suspects that I have some kind of cortisol problem in addition to the weird thyroid problems. I just had blood work done Monday, so it will be a few weeks before we know whether or not her hunch is correct.

But I think it's not uncommon for hypo people to experience hyper symptoms and visa versa. In the book "The Thyroid Solution", Dr. Arem talks a lot about this phenomenon and suggests that it might be due to the individual's psychological predisposition, in that when the thyroid malfunctions, it will manifest or magnify any underlying psychological conditions that the individual is already programed for, like anxiety, depression, bi-polar, etc.

Also, a person can be both hyper and hypo, as I understand it. Apparently this happens in cases where a person has Grave's which then turns into Hashimoto's and can fluctuate between the two for some time before usually giving way to Hashi's completely (the thyroid basically wears itself out and eventually gives up, I guess).

I'm also curious as to why your doc thinks that your multi-vitamin gave you a goiter? That sounds a little strange, but since I'm nowhere near an expert on this stuff, I could be wrong.

Hope this helps answer you question!


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Old 04-02-2003, 06:16 PM   #3
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I totally understand. I have all your symptoms and more. Can't sleep, trembling, fast heart rate but all the hypo symptoms too. I just got my tsh down to 1.02 but now we think this is too low. I went to a Naturopathic Doctor last week and he is treating me with a homeopathic adrenal supplement. Conventional adrenal tests only show severe deficiencies. Dr. Shames often recomends adrenal support is his book as well. Good luck.

Old 04-03-2003, 03:06 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. Knowing there's others out there really helps. Yes, I am having both hypo and hyper symptoms at the same time. Today I'm definitely better than I was when I made that post, though. Just got back from my US, and the tech, who's a friend of mine, said he didn't see anything unusual going on, so I guess that's good. Will see my doc later tonight--I'm going to ask her about the adrenal failure. Sure hope I can get this thing under control soon.
Thanks again!
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Old 04-11-2003, 09:11 AM   #5
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Hi there. What you speak of kinda sounds like what I am going through, but my dr.'s don't think I have either based on my blood work. In December I went to the dr. complaining of being tired all the time. Well, they told me that my heart was racing at 150bpm. So, they did blood work, all of which came back negative. So, they put me on a holter monitor for 24 hours, of which the results showed that during the hours I was awake, my heart rate was high, yet while I slept, it was in the low 60's/upper 50's. Well, they put me on a beta-blocker, which to me is doing nothing, but what do i know :-) Anywhos, I had more heart tests done, which ruled out any heart probs, and then wore that monitor again about a month later, of which it showed that my overall rate was much lower. Well, to date, I am tired all the time, I am having trouble losing weight, I am anxious, I still have episodes of high heart rate, and am miserable overall. Mind you I am a 23 year old female and feel that at this stage in my life, I should not, and dont want to be feeling like this. So, today, I am wearing this monitor AGAIN, and go back in 3 weeks, at which time I hope they do more blood work. Does this sound like anything any of you have gone through? Since December, I am feeling slightly better, and I could care less about my other symptoms, but the being tired is really annoying me. Oh yea, I almost forgot..i am conscious of my heart rate increasing over the slightest startle...which I am not sure if this is a symptom of any thyroid problem...or if it is just a result of anxiety. Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated! Thanks a ton...

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