hyperthyroidism and anxiety

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Hi, my doctor is working on lowering my dose, however, I am experiencing

a lot of anxiety and insomnia.Has anyone experienced this as well.

Thanks

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    Hi I also had really bad anxiety, the doctor took me off my beta blockers 40mg propranolol suddenly, without gradually lowering my dose , this lasted for about 6 weeks where I thought I was taking a heart attack, I was getting a tight chest and shooting pains, I went back to the doctor and he prescribed me a lower dose of beta blocker and have been fine since, unfortunately insomnia and anxiety come hand in hand with hyperthyroidism, you should go and see your doctor about beta blockers if you are not already on them, as they do definitely help, hope you start feeling better soon.
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    Anxiety and insomnia is very prevalent in hyperthyroidism and many of us have experienced this at one time or another in our disease.  It would be helpful if you can post your latest lab results with the ranges for normal beside them (i.e. TSH, Free T3 and Free T4).  Also what med you are on and what dosage.  I was started on a dose of 10 mg of Methimazole and my TSH remained at essentially less than 0.001 for two years until I started adding supplements to my meds like L-Carnitine, vitamin D and Magnesium.  Then when my TSH started to rise, my doc lowered my dose but not before that.
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      Thanks to everyone for your reply.

      I had thyroid cancer over 10 years ago.and doctors have had a hard time adjusting dose.i had a severe intestinal infection and lost a lot of weight. Which cause me to go hyperthyroid.as I need a lower dose now.i only have a family doctor , and only uses THS as test.which is frustrating. I have a hard time with the anxiety that goes with this.i take synthroid 0.125mg and cytomeL.I also take vit D.

      again thanks for your reply

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      Sorry to hear this.

      ​Can you request a referral to an endocrinologist who will do the correct full range of thyroid screening such as TSH, T3, T4, thyroid antiodies, Reverse T3 etc?

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      Hi,

      tks for your reply.my family doctor will not refer me, as he feels he can handle this,I cannot see an endo without referral. He only wants to test my Tsh, I had to talk him into doing a t4 and t3 last time.i live in a small community in Canada and there is a doctor shortage. I am so upset at the moment. I see him this wed. For my results of last blood work I did 6 weeks ago.

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       Sorry but I have to point out thi sout yet again   L Carnitine is dangerous for some people. It is contraindicated in Long QT syndrome. You must check these supplements out with medical practitioners first. It is crucial to do so. It is very important that a person knows the cntraindications of every medicine, every supplement. One just cannot recommend something just because it 'worked' for them.

       

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      Sorry to learn this about Canada I thought the healthcare there would extend to doing tthe full range of blood tests and thyroid antibody screening.

      Have u got any private clinics or companies who would do the full thyroid screening?

      Can you google clinics etc in your area and they could perhaps advise about getting the TSH, T3, T4, Reverse T3 , Thyroid antibodies done.

      You are entitled to a second opinion.

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      I live in Canada and my doc would do this.  As it is, he does TSH, Free T3 and Free T4 between my appointments with my Endo.  It just depends on who your doc is.
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      If you have long QT syndrome or any other cardiac condition, you should be wary of a lot of drugs even if prescribed by doctors so you need to learn all about your condition.  For most of us on this Board, taking Regular L-Carnitine is helpful and not a hindrance, based on the research study done on Hyperthyroid patients treated with L-Carnitine.  My boss was a Genetic Metabolic specialist and when I showed him the research article, he said it wouldn't hurt me.  And I also got checked for my carnitine levels before I took it and I was deficient as are most hyperthyroid patients.  I am sorry you had that experience and you now know for your condition, you need to be careful of anything you take.

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      What we do on here basically , is give opinions and our own personal experiences , in the hope that the positive experiences we've had can be passed on in the form of Knowledge .. it would be unwise for anyone to use a supplement without researching its structure and it's possible effects on our bodies . I would not dream of taking anything without fully researching it first , particularly if I knew I had an underlying condition or illness.

      But it would also be a great pity if we kept to ourselves the information on supplements or treatments that improved , and in some instances gave us back our good health and well being . I consider myself extremely fortunate to be Euthyroid and personally would love to help in anyway I can to pass on the knowledge I have gleaned from my research.

      ... otherwise , what would be the point of being on the site .. as we are here to help one another.🦋

      Luv mx🌹

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      Every supplement is dangerous to some people, however, some like l-carnitine, is beneficial to others. Do your due diligence and make the decision to take or not to take, with the help of your MD. 
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      I took L Carnitine based on your advice Linda. Just haalf a tablet. Sorry but am unable to  check the dose as dr , cardiolofist, metabolic bone specialist, [parmacist,told me to dispose of all the tablets due totheirdangerous consequences.

      Anyways after taking the half ttablet I then developed tachycardia and chest pain. 

      I have Long QT syndrome and people may have this without knowing it. This is why it is very important to check with the dr before taking medications or supplements.

      My endocrinologisst and also  my neuerologist have written  Reports stating that L Carnitine has not been clinically, scientifically medically proven to help in thyroid disorders etc.

      Glad to hear that you are doing ok on this

      Hope that clariifies things .

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      I spoke to my neurologist ths afternoon and he told me that Clobazam an anti epileptic drug is being banned in Canada  due to its expense. Is this true do you know Linda? How do I find out ?  Thanks  xx
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      I hadn't heard that but I will check with my friends in the Neurology Department tomorrow and get back to you.

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      ALternatively if you contact the manufacturers of this supplement then theymay send you the  full details of the dangerous side effects. Moreover may I suggest thatyou check all the  components of L  Carnitine with different manufacturers of this supplement. Thanks
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      Hi again Linda

      ​Sorry I thought you were referring to L Carnitine when you said you would check with your friends in neurology tomorrow.

      Today I was told that they are trying to stop clbzam neing prescribed in Canada due to the cost of the drug.

      I have had an extremely bad day today with seizures.

      Thanks xx

       

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      Hello, thanks for your reply. I live in a small community in Canada.I just made an appt. With a natural path doctor.I hope he will be able to get test done.
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      No I was going to check on Clonezam.  My friend is away though until next week so I will check then.  I have never heard of them stopping a drug because of its cost though but I will check with her to make sure.
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      Thanks Linda.

      The other name is frisium.I mentioned it to you because you live in Canada and also because if what he told me is accurat then heavenknows what will happen in the UK!! xx

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