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[QUOTE=Tranquillity;3361869]I have pretty much no idea here, but shouldn't this be treatable as if it's hyperthyroidism? The TSH shouldn't matter, just the fact that your levels are high.

Are your symptoms matching or hyperthyroidism, or are you "just" (believe me, I know!) having social phobia and anxiety?

hello.

my biggest problems before social phobia and anxiety was that i allways felt my heart beating in the head and in the body. but this heart felling was only problem, before anxious came. i had bad experience, when i thought i would die and from there on i don't fell good any more. so a made many tests.

i have moments with no symptom (only heart beating). the best i fell at home, but in public it is not fine any more. i have job and i have social life, but it is hard.

i know this is anxiety but i don't know what cause it. maybe thyroid hormons, i don' know.

i was taking Zoloft, but it didn't help. Then i was on Paroxat with little success. i'm not depresed i'm only anxious, so i don't know that to take. alcohol is great, but next day i fell much more anxious (i don't know why).

i have many blood abnormalities and this heart thing so it is hard to not walk in a circle :jester:
Laserblazer,

Bless your heart..........anxiety is so awful.........I developed it at 12 years old....started with my period......both my brothers have it also........ I have found it is harder for men to come forward about their anxiety than women.

is there a connection to thyroid? I would say very possible.

My anxiety is almost gone now............the older I get the less it is.........for me it is hormones I am sure.......as my hormones decrease so does my anxiety and phobias.....I have trouble flying and fly once a week for work go figure.......and I do not like closed in places either....I have learned to deal with it over the years.......

Sometimes anxiety is from underlying depression...... Zoloft is sometimes a good choice for men. Zoloft has less sexual side effects for men.......it does not hurt to have xanax or ativan in case of a severe attack on hand but it is so addicting and can cause seizures if overused....should just be used as needed not daily...hypnotherapy also helps with anxiety.......

There is a really good book on anxiety........I will get the name of it for you...

I hope this helps.............Merry Christmas...........Oleander.
[QUOTE=Oleander53;3362427]Laserblazer,

Bless your heart..........anxiety is so awful.........I developed it at 12 years old....started with my period......both my brothers have it also........ I have found it is harder for men to come forward about their anxiety than women.

is there a connection to thyroid? I would say very possible.

My anxiety is almost gone now............the older I get the less it is.........for me it is hormones I am sure.......as my hormones decrease so does my anxiety and phobias.....I have trouble flying and fly once a week for work go figure.......and I do not like closed in places either....I have learned to deal with it over the years.......

Sometimes anxiety is from underlying depression...... Zoloft is sometimes a good choice for men. Zoloft has less sexual side effects for men.......it does not hurt to have xanax or ativan in case of a severe attack on hand but it is so addicting and can cause seizures if overused....should just be used as needed not daily...hypnotherapy also helps with anxiety.......

There is a really good book on anxiety........I will get the name of it for you...

I hope this helps.............Merry Christmas...........Oleander.

Thanks Oleander.

i was on Zoloft with no results. Than i was on Paroxat with little results. i heard some good things about Buspirone. maybe i will try this.

have you taken some AD or ansiolitic in the past? It Helped? is there some hormon besides thyroid which can be measured and can cause anxiety?
Hi Lazerblazer,

I, too, have been fighting anxiety for years and have been on many SSRI's over the past 11 years trying to find one that works. It seems that some will work for awhile and then stop working or will cause side effects that make me switch. When my anxiety first happened, I would get panic attacks and have my heart pound and get shortness of breath. Thank God, the meds have kept this severe anxiety under control. I started out on Buspar (same as Buspirone??) and it made me so unbalanced that I had to quit (almost fell down the stairs :dizzy:). Over the years, I have been on Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Lexapro, and Effexor. I was most recently on Zoloft, but we had to keep pushing the dose up for it to work, so now I'm on a very low dose of Prozac that seems to be working pretty well.

I was diagnosed hypo back in June, so I'm hoping that my anxiety will improve as my treatment is optimized. Best wishes to you!