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So in November after taking a 4 month course of antibiotics (for chronic bladder infections) I came down with a really bad throat infection which put me in hospital- exactly three days in to the throat infection I had what I can only describe as some kind of 'episode' which came on very suddenly and to this day I cannot understand- I became disorientated, throwing up, sensitive to light, shaking uncontrollably, and unable to make sense of anything. Since that night I have developed a myriad of symtpoms which I have had no problem with before, it was almost as if a switch had been flicked, and I am still not feeling anymore back to 'normal' now. From this night I developed chronic anxiety, I would have days where I would shake and throw up and feel completely like my body was out of control, nothing I did to calm myself down mentally seemed to help. From this I also became increadibly depressed, unable to get up or look after myself. Both the anxiety and depression came out of nowhere, I am a 21 year old student and was very very happy until the throat infection. After the doctors trying their best with anti-depressants and anti-anxieties (Even though I told them the anxiety felt like it was coming from my body), I am still pretty much in the same situation now. The depression has subsided and the feelings of anxiety I can keep under wraps with continual effort but I'm left feeling completely foggy and suffer with so many other symtpoms which I feel all links together : very bad night sweats as well as excessive day sweating, lost over a stone in weight (and i was only 8 stone to begin with), very dry skin, extreme fatigue, heart palpitations (But normal ECG), just a general feeling of complete unwellness. The doctors have done some blood testswhich showed I was anaemic (despite eating very well), and a high SHBG, however my TSH came back as normal, ( 0.98) and my T4 (11.5).
I'm completely stuck as to what is going on. My thyroid is swollen which my GP has also agreed with and I'm waiting for an ultra sound on it but I'm uncertain whether they will follow any of this up as my hormones are coming back as okay. Please if anyone has any advice on whether this could be thyroid related or a similar story I would be so so grateful, I feel like I'm going through mysery. Thank you.
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