Graves and anxiety... please help

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Has anyone here had ablation and had their levels change to the point where anxiety was outrageous? My Dr just lowered my synthroid  from 137mg to 112mg, how long until I notice change? I haven't been myself at all for months... random crying, won't leave the house, etc. I was tested for everything under the sun but my endocrinologist feels it's due to an elevated T4...can anyone relate?

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    try taking holy basil leaf...you get it at the health food store....you put 15 drops or so in water and drink it...really helped me...I now drink bone broth in smoothies....has really helped a ton with stomach issues....

    Ask for help at the health food store...most are pretty knowledgeable ..or can look it up in a book for ya....

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      Yes...heart palpitations were the worse...I still get them from time to time...but, not like I used to....

      I've also changed my diet....no carbs/sugar....sometimes I fail...and when I do, I have stomach issues...but, nothing like before.....one day I'll be sugar and carb free.....

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    Hi garrett1979, did you do well for some time taking 137mg thyroxine per day? You mentioned that you were tested for everything under the sun.  oDo you have a printout of your blood tests? Is your T4 within the normal range? An elevated T4 could account for your symptoms. If your T4 was in fact high then it might take several weeks to use up the excess thyroxine in your blood stream. 

    How long ago did you have the ablation? You could search the internet for cases where thyroid tissue has regenerated (to some extent) after an ablation or a thyroidectomy.  

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      Yes I did well at 137 for a long time , my t4 is a little high, and my thyroid showed up as "small" during a recent MRI, when an ultrasound showed it was gone just 5 months ago..I had the ablation in Oct of 2015...

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