anxiety and wierd head sensations hypo related?

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Ever since I've been diagnosed with thyroid problem I've had really serve bouts of anxiety and strange head sensations like spaced out lightheaded, pressure, squeezing of brain type sensations intact it's really hard to describe I was wondering if anyone else is or has experienced anything similar?

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    I was diagnosed early jan 2014 after going to the optician as I kept having spaced out light headed episodes along with migraines. 

    Blood pressure checks twice daily showed no problems but blood tests showed underactive thyroid and put on 100 mg 

    Have fallen 3 times in last 6 months resulting in broken ankle x1 sprain x1

    Phone call from GP tonight -  being referred to neurologist. 

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      Was seen by neurologist within week, he has put me on topiramate for migraines. Discussed double vision, muscle weakness, and fleeting absences but he wasn't too concerned even though they are similar symptoms to previous visits to neurologist dating back to 1982 when I was 16. At time was initially diagnosed with MS but then next visit they said no further evidence to back up former diagnosis. 

      Wish I knew what was really going on

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    Hi can I just ask whether you actually felt I'll before you were diagnosed ? And whether the gp diagnosed this from your blood tests alone ? , I ask because I was put on thyroxine and had anxiety , lichen planus rash getting progressively worse a feeling. Of being detached from things , then pain in joints , severe headaches , sinus problems. Dizziness , unable to sleep , heart racing , I told the gp within days that I wanted to come off thyroxine but she said no you haven't given it long enough ! I was not I'll beforehand. And consulted her for contraception , would you believe , thinking readings are always right I carried on taking them as I thought you couldn't just stop , I even thought I would have to give up work I was so I'll , i n the end. I came off it myself as the go and specialists were very unsympathetic and didn't have a clue why , it took seven yrs of being I'll since I took thyroxine , in the end I have found out the reason why but will never get a Dr

    to admit it ,

    I now wonder why I was so stupid to take something I knew was wrong , I also know others are being made I'll by drs dishing out thyroine on basis of readings alone , I had no symptoms whatsoever , even the specialist said I was someone who should have been checked again to see How the reading was later ,

    My advice to anyone is if you don't have symptoms. Don't take medication as you have nothing to gain , I wondered repeatedly why I was taking something in my mind was making me hyper , but the readings still showed that it was OK , having a perfect reading but my whole body was out of sync was not having a life at all ,

    And once started on this path drs didn't have a clue , I now am well again and wishing I had those years back , if you don't feel well taking medication then don't carry on with it , drs really know very little about it once they dish it out , I spent my life looking for asnswers and wondering why , please don't do the same. , if you have nothing to gain from thyroid treatment wait until you do feel you have something to cure , I have read a couple of posts this week alone of others feeling I'll too ,

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      I tried Levo and couldn't tolerate it. I got more Hypo as my body preferred what reduced amounts of T4 I made myself, obviously.

      I upped the dose and felt worse -though my TSH dropped to <2.

      I sympathise with your experience, though different result and wonder what the actual reason for your reactions to Levo were and your initial TSH that triggered all this off?

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    I also have 'strange' sensations in my head which are like yours. I get a tingling in my neck and often feel like my head is in a vice. I also get quick sharp pains like you get when eating an ice lolly.  I mentioned it to my endo who looked at me like i was mad but said if it persists tell my gp. I have noticed that this comes when I am stressed so at the moment I am trying to be as calm as possible. Nice to know that I am not the only one. 

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