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Thyroid Disorders board


I went ahead and posted what happened to me so you don't have to go look for it.

At age 7 I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian disease and started menstrating. I was diagnosed with a goiter and hypothyroidism at age 8. Put on Synthroid and leveled at .088. Diagnosed with OCD and tourettes syndrome right around this time. About two years ago at age 20 a doctor increased my Synthroid dose to .100 without doing any blood work. He thought it might help my depression from the wreck I was in and the stress from college and work. A month later he did blood work, but never told me anything which means in his office everyhting is fine. So I kept using the higher dose. Started having major depression and panic attacks few months later. Then I moved away to nursing school and kept geting worse. Had to come back home because I couldn't drive from severe panic attacks anymore. I became unable to do much of anything. Went to a new doctor and he said my thyroid levels were fine and kept me on the high dose. He sent me to a big psychiatrist and said I was mentally ill. Over the next year I was treated for bipolar, panic disorder, GAD, social phobia, agoraphobia, and OCD. I tried Remeron, Celexa, Luvox, Depakote, Zyprexa, Serquil, Effexor, Trezodone, Wellbutrin, Topomax, Paxil, and other meds. I had been on Klonopin for seven years and it quit working for the anxiety. The klonopin is another story in its own!!! So all my problems were being blamed on going crazy and being on Klonopin too long. Every med made me worse. I was put on a exercise plan to reduce anxiety. I ran 4 miles a day and weight trained an hour a day. I thougth I was going to die everyday after that. I fainted a couple of times but everyone said it was all in my head. I was detoxed off Klonopin over a 7 month period. Withdrawal was unreal...derealization, depersonalization, psychosis....etc. Then months later the problem is still there. So the doctors theories of being caused by the medication was blown away. Still this whole time I knew my thyroid was off but nobody would listen to me.

Then a few weeks ago my neighbor came over and freaked out when she realized how bad things were. She got me into her doctor that day. He found my BP was 178/126 and pulse 119. He ran tests and put me on beta-blockers. My panic attacks got better immediatly after starting them. He took me off of the .1 Synthroid. The blood results showed a TSH of .22. I tested negative for Graves Anti-Bodies. He came to the conclusion my dose was too high for the past year and I had thyrotoxicosis. Now 3 weeks later I'm starting back on Synthroid .088 and doubling my beta-blocker. He told me none of this is mental illness but toxocity and will take several months to a year to balance.......oh no I'm not that patient! I notice subtle differences each day but I still panic and and have crying spells. The mental confusion is awful along with weakness, pain, difficulty breathing, palipitation, tremors, insomnia, fatigue, weight up and down, and everything else.