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Hi all, I am new here although I have been on meds for hyperactive thyroid for two years. It took me this long to really do my own research into Graves (stupid I know!) and I am relieved to find that it may be the cause for some of my 'psychological' problems, I had no idea Graves had more than the physical symptoms that my Dr was treating!
At the moment I am particularly concerned about my anxiety and I am wondering if anyone else is/has experienced the same problems?
I am only 22 and as a teenager I was very outgoing and sociable but since the Graves symptoms started kicking in I have felt more and more nervous in social situations. I hardly ever go out with my friends anymore and feel anxious in crowds.
Tonight my boyfriend wants me to go to a local bar where they're playing some live music and some of his old school friends are back visiting from uni. This is exactly the kind of thing I would love to do but just thinking about it is making me anxious. When I go to things like this I start to feel sick, I get hot and sweaty and fidgety and all I can think about is when I can go home again!
Its already ruined my social life and relationships with friends and now I am worrying that it might affect my relationship with my boyfriend too. He is really kind and understanding of my problems and loves me to pieces but he's also really sociable and outgoing and I feel like I'm holding him back. I want to be able to go on nights out again and actually enjoy myself!
If anyone else has experienced similar problems or has any advice I would really love to hear from you :-)
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