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I am writing a bit dispaired and feeling overwhelmed with my health. A few months ago I started having panick attacks out of the blue...I thought I was having some sort of anxiety disorder because I have been thru a lot of stress, a pregnancy that did not came to good terms, lots of personal and professional issues etc. So i thought, I am having a mental breakdown. But, something inside me told me to get some lab work done and I visited an endo, because I read that thyroid messes with your emotions and anxiety etc... The endo literally laughed at me but I insisted for him to test me. So, I have very high thyroid anti-bodies. Maybe from the pregnany or I dont know but he said I have hashimoto's.... I asked him, ok, how can I manage these symptoms?
He said, oh, your symptoms are all in your head. You are anxious, you are depressed, your thuroid levels are good, you are not hypo or hyper, so the anti-bodies do not cause symptoms, you need to go see a psychiatrist. And I did. The psych said, you are depressed and anxious, take these super strong anti-depressents.
But I did not. I have the prescription here and thinking should I? I just want my life back! I am having all types of symptoms: a racing heart, like really fast heart beat, I wake up in the middle of the night every night, my heart flutters and skips a beat everytime I try to sleep, I am constantly dizzy...so dizzy it is getting inside my head and I cannot leave a normal life, I am affraid to exercise because I get VERY light headed when I try to exercise. I have this brain pressure that won't quit, tingling hands, dorment feet....Is this all in my head? Am I so anxious that am having all these horrible symptoms?
I wen to a second endo to ask for some treatment for these symptoms. She said the same: anty-bodies only do not create these symptoms. I will see you in six months, take the anti depressants and we will measure your levels again in six months. Six months?? I cannot live like this for six months. I have alreayd lost 4 kilos in 3 months ( I am doing AIP diet to try to lower anti -bodies....) ...I feel I am not being treated properly. Nobody cares about my dizzinnes that is constant, nobody cares that I feel like fainting if I dont eat regularly, that my brain zaps and is constantly pressured and that I wake up in the middle of the night with heart flutters or sometimes, panic attacks.
I got an ecocardiogram with doppler and a cardiac stress test. My heart rate resting was at 100 bpm but I was pretty nervous but nobody thought that was high? docs said the tests were good despite me telling him that I was super dizzy after the stress test.... I just dont know what to do???
Should I take the anxiety meds and see if this solves some symptoms? Maybe it was the intense stress of previous months that got me in this auto-imune thing or is it the auto-omune causing this stress?? Am i supposed to have all these symptoms if, like they say, i am euthyroid?
Thank you and sorry for the english, I am portuguese.
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