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I am curious. All my docs say "Anxiety" even though I have confirmed Graves' Disease (bad thyroid, makes me hyper). I got this script and bottle of pills sitting right next to me and Im panicking about starting the meds thinking that if I just get my thyroid fixed right, I might not need anything but right now, the anxiety is overwhelming with tremor, high heart rate...you name it...it gets worse in social atmospheres, but anxiety is also a major player in Graves' disease as well so Im not quite sure what to do?

Has anyone had a negative reaction when they started taking Xanax for the first time? Does it really work? What does it feel like? Does it kill anxiety attacks right there on the spot?

I feel like Im staring at my cure sometimes cause the pills are just sitting there but I am so hesitant to take them in case its just my Thyroid ramping everything up on me, making me shakey and nervous but right now, Im barely functional.

Please let me know what it feels like. I would not be able to tolerate taking a pill that makes me more nervous for the next 8 hours.
Hi,

Sorry to hear you have these problems. I am going familiar with your situation - mine is similar. I feel anxious all the time and dont want to go on meds b/c I feel like I will get better once I fix my anemia and my hypothyroid. The anxiety was getting so bad though that my doc told me to start taking xanax. I was really scared at first so I just started taking them for really bad panic attacks. Within 30 minutes the attack is pretty much gone and I would go to sleep. i notice though if I take a xanax when I am NOT having a panic attack it just makes me overly tired. Thats really the only side effect i have noticed. Just really tired which isnt necessarily a bad thing. Give it a try, if you dont like it the first time dont do it again but it does take a while to get used to it. I am not used to it yet and am still scared to take it after almost 2 weeks of being on it.

Good luck! Its not bad, just makes you sleepy.
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I am curious. All my docs say "Anxiety" even though I have confirmed Graves' Disease (bad thyroid, makes me hyper). I got this script and bottle of pills sitting right next to me and Im panicking about starting the meds thinking that if I just get my thyroid fixed right, I might not need anything but right now, the anxiety is overwhelming with tremor, high heart rate...you name it...it gets worse in social atmospheres, but anxiety is also a major player in Graves' disease as well so Im not quite sure what to do?

Has anyone had a negative reaction when they started taking Xanax for the first time? Does it really work? What does it feel like? Does it kill anxiety attacks right there on the spot?

I feel like Im staring at my cure sometimes cause the pills are just sitting there but I am so hesitant to take them in case its just my Thyroid ramping everything up on me, making me shakey and nervous but right now, Im barely functional.

Please let me know what it feels like. I would not be able to tolerate taking a pill that makes me more nervous for the next 8 hours.


Xanax has been a good friend of mine for the last two years. I have never heard of anyone having a bad reaction to Xanax, {REMOVED} Yes, heart palpatations, restlessness, nervousness and irritably, sweating, etc. are all symptoms of Graves Disease, but they are also symptoms of anxiety. Especially when you say it gets worse in social atmospheres. Are you taking any meds. for you thyroid? Who prescribed the Xanax? Was is the same doctor?
Xanax won't make you more nervous, but like the other poster said, it can make you tired. You won't feel weird or anything. Yes, Xanax does work and very quickly...sometimes within 20 minutes. Sooner if you let it disolve under your tongue, but it tastes horrible. If the same doctor that is treating you for your thyroid gave you the Xanax, I say to just try it. It won't make you feel any worse and will problem take care of your overwhelming anxiety problem quickly. Let us know what happens and good luck! :bouncing:
Hi! :wave:
Im in the same boat as you!! well i was. I was diagnosed with panic disorder(anxiety) and hyperthyroidism(Graves Disease) about 3 years ago within one week of each other. if your prescribed Xanax take it!! it will make you feel much better. I to was horrified to take my meds but once i started i was glad i did, they help alot. Im on Ativan, I did try xanax but beleive it or not Ativan works better for me.Just keep getting your thyroid levels checked and taking your meds and im sure you'll do fine, but everything takes time.I wish you the best of luck please keep me updated with how you are doing.
-Rainswirls
xanax is one of many valium type meds ansd will help a lot, you may feel drunk or drugged or sleepy until you get used to it, if so, reduce the dose for a while

many carry a few tablets when out and disolve 1 under the tongue if severe anxiety unexpectedly happens
Thank you, thank you. Yes, the same doc that's working with my thyroid gave me Xanax and I also have a script for Propranolol, which is a beta blocker. Either one should do almost the same thing but work very differently. Last night I had a blood pressure "spike" out of nowhere to 169/110 where my pressure is otherwise normal...scary stuff....
Hi. I'm no fan of meds and have to take two a day. Actually prescribed xanax, too, but I only take it in extreme circumstances. I swear, if I took it like my doc prescribed it for me, I'd be a major addict! So, that is something else, it can be addictive and if you take it regularly, you can't just quit. Have to wean off. I hear withdrawls are very... Rough. But I haven't had that problem since I won't take mine regularly. But they DO help me when I really am very, very anxious and have to go somewhere or something. They can make you tired, like everyone is saying. But they can REALLY help with anxiety.

I've read the replies here and are thyroid problems and anxiety commonly related together? I've always had anxiety, but only had hypothyroidism for the past few years. I know I didn't have it earlier on, was checked as a teen and my thyroid was fine then. But my anxiety wasn't. Just wondering what the connection between the two is/could be. Any insights?

Jaz
I thought xanax was safe too, I used to take it "as needed" which was maybe once or twice a month. Well, with back pain this past winter, I was prescribed it 3 times a day to keep my back from tensing up.

Now I cannot get off of it. It, like any of the benzos is a nitemare to get off of.
That is something you may want to consider, I didn't at the time & am sorry now. I am down to 1/8th of a tablet 3 times a day & cannot get off that without horrible w/d symptoms, but I am trying!