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I suspect I have Graves Disease and or an Overactive Thyroid. The disorder runs in the family and for the last few years I have felt the symptoms gradually get worse however my TSH levels have remained at "normal" Most recently i've felt my anxiety levels increase and have been suffering panic attacks I have been seeing the doctor about this since July last year and she has me on propoanonl and an anti depressent whilst also doing CBT treatment both of which have a limited effect on treating the anxiety symptoms and palpitations but i am still feeling restless all the time having dry and gritty eyes and generally feeling tired all the time whilst suffering from insomnia and not being able to fall asleep I am also quite nervous and irritable not to mention the increase bowel movements.
These symptoms are chronic in the fact that I have been suffering them for at least 8 years but are gradually getting worse. i've had my thyroid tested at least 3 times once back in 2006/7 once in 2012 and once about 6 weeks ago and the results have all been normal TSH levels (not sure the actual level of TSH in 2006/7 but 2012 and the last one were both 2.5)
I am just not sure what else to do. I feel like every time I visit the doctor now its just a waste of time and that rather than finding the underlying cause she is just treating the symptoms. It took her 6 months from when I first went in July for her to do the thyroid test and I wonder now if she had did it at the time would the levels of been different as at that time i was probably at the worst I have ever been between feeling constantly on edge and anxious not sleeping at all and feeling extremely fatigued and restless and not being able to relax.
Is it possible that i could be suffering from Graves Disease but still testing as normal with the TSH? Should i be asking her for any other tests to be done? I just want to start feeling normal again
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