Posted by Mitch on May 14, 2001, at 11:40:04
In reply to Re: panic disorder drink, posted by grapebubblegum on May 14, 2001, at 8:17:17
I bookmarked that panic link and I will get back to it this evening, because I have got to go to work:( ! Just before I got the thyroid tumor I lost my temper really bad several times and I nearly got fired, then I got really uptight and guilty about how I had been behaving and starting having a lot of panic troubles (very free-floating and very intense-not situational-with LOTS of agitation), then my gen. pract. found the enlargement. That thing grew fast! It was up to 4 cm in dia. within three weeks! The oddest thing is that my TSH was checked several times and it was never out of normal range, go figure again! I also had a complete thyroid profile done and everything was right in the middle (free thyroxine, T4, etc.) The only thing that was a little low was DHEA, but that is normal for my age. If there is a hormone imbalance (aka general medical condition) that is at the root of my affective/attentional problems I don't know what the heck it could be or where it is coming from.
> Yes, I think we are on to something but I'm not sure what yet. I know my thyroid screen was not entirely "normal" when it was done last; I think I'll ask for a better screen next time I see a doctor. And my sister had half her thyroid removed recently too. Hmm...
> I've suspected a blood sugar problem in myself that is related to my mood disorder. If you visit the link that Judy posted, there was a lot of information on blood sugar and insulin in relation to panic disorder. I asked my friend who is much better versed in blood sugar issues (due to diabetes in her family) to look it over and get back to me as it is just a tad over my head.