Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 990348

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Do I have hyperthyroidism?

Posted by jms600 on July 6, 2011, at 16:16:37

I've been suffering with GAD, panic disorder and social phobia for years. Also have moderate depression. The depression is being kind of controlled at the moment with venlafaxine and low dose lithium. Also take some herbal remedies too. However, my anxiety seems a lot harder to treat. I've been on countless meds, but nothing seems to help it. Even benzos struggle - I have to take a high dose than normal, and even then the effects don't last as long as they should.

On top of the excessive anxiety, I also seem to be quite intolerant to heat and sweat A LOT. I know it's not the meds I'm on as I had the excess sweating before I started them. I also have a hefty appetite, get irritable a lot, have difficulty sleeping, and also have a slightly high heart rate.

My great grandmother suffered from hyperthyroidism which makes me wonder if I've inherited it??

My doc sent me for a TSH blood test a year or two ago, but he said the results were normal. However, I have heard that testing TSH doesn't always show up an overactive thyroid.

I have an appointment with my doc on Friday. is it worth asking for another test, and if so, do I need to ask for any test specifically, e.g. T3 or T4?

Thanks

 

Re: Do I have hyperthyroidism? jms600

Posted by Phillipa on July 6, 2011, at 21:48:23

In reply to Do I have hyperthyroidism?, posted by jms600 on July 6, 2011, at 16:16:37

Yes it's very possible. Get a complete thyroid workup including antigens. Do your eyes kind of bulge that's a sign as well as weight loss. Also if female are you near menopausal years even 30's as fluctuating other hormones can contribute. Phillipa ps google Mary Shoman thyroid best on the net.


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