Is this hyperthyroidism?

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I've been feeling complete terrible and physically as well. I haven't been able to sleep or eat in days. I am feeling depression and constant anxiety but this time with actuall body symptoms. Heart palpitations and extreme chest tightness all over my chest and it could go from middle to my stomach to my left breast bone. I feel like my heart can't take it anymore and I'm going today to check if I have hypethyroidsim. It takes up two 2 days to get back results but I don't think i can wait another day it is extremely painful now especially since I suffer from extreme anxiety. It feels like a heart attack and plus my empty stomach it making he pain worse. I just can't eat I've tried but I gah ge food out. I feel like my chest is gonna explode if I ask my doctor can he give me something in the meantime his is too painful? I am experiencing cold flashes, tremors everywhere, extreme chest pain, dizziness, extremely dry skin, I have the flu, my chest pain makes me feel like I'm gonna pass out it's 7AM i don't think I can handle till 3PM another pain because this is painful. I feel like going to the hospital. Do you think I should just go to the hospital? I can't eat breakfast or anything. I can't feel anything but this pain. My empty stomach makes it worse of course.

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    Hi, where are you based? if you feel that bad then I'd say go to a&e.  I was hospitalised when I was very sick being hyperthyroid - I'm not saying that you are by the way!! just that if you feel that bad and can't get to a doctor then go to a&e.

    Hope you feel better soon - you will by the way!!

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      I'm actually going right nkw to the emergency hospital. Will they check my thyroid and my vitamin levels or adrenaline? I feel like there's something worng with me and if I can't find out then I don't know what I'll do. Anxiety and depression have been implanted in me and I fear that I won't be able to recover my way out of it if I really am going through a mental illness. I'm in so much and I never thought about ever taking anti depressants but it's going to have to be my last resort. With therapy of course. Did you deal with the chest pain and severe heart palpitations with depression or anxiety?

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      The first thing to say is don't worry and try to keep calm.  Depression is an illness just like a cold and can effect anyone from a doctor to a cleaner - it doesn't discrimanate and needs to be treated - that might be with a course of anti-depressants it might be with another course of treatment but treatment is what you need and you're, in my opinion are more likely to get that from your GP, please don't think of it as a last resort though - if you broke your leg tou wouln't run on it!! you'd get it treated and rest it, it's the same for your head! treatment and rest!!

      One of the symptoms is anxiety which is often mistaken for depression so try not to self diagnose - you'll end up thinking you've got yellow fever with berry berry complications!!

      Go to the doc's/a&e and get your bloods done and see what they say.  There are lot of people on here far more knowledgable than me and I'm certain they'll help too!

      Hang in there and try not to freak out -They'll fix it!!

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      Thank you so much. I'm trying to believe this but of course my thoughts are racing and just want to be negative and overthink everything like "what if it doesn't actually help you". I'm sure I need medication though because my brain has lost the rationalization to differ reality from my thoughts and I've fallen into extreme depersonalizations. I just hate how my depression makes me feel lonely and lost. And scared. Which worsens my anxiety because in reality I'm scared of those thoughts but it's all in my head right? Those thoughts aren't real and aren't true? The feeling of loneliness is the worst because it makes me spiral into a deep depression. someone told me that the only way to recover is to have hope for every resource you have. If it's either medication and therapy or meditation. Thank you once again I appreciate you. We can make it even though it's hesitating to believe when this much pain happens but I know we will be okay. Nothing in life is permanent. Especially mental disorders. I will continue to believe that no matter how bad it can get there is recovery and curability. Thank you take care of yourself you're amazing

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    I don't know if that is or not but I went to the doctor because I was tired, short of breath and my heart was going way too fast and hard. She immediately sent me to the ER because she said your heart can't keep that up and they need to slow it down right away. So they gave me meds to help my heart and ran tests. In a matter of hours they concluded hyperthyroidism. So I have no idea for you, only tests will know. The thing you wrote that seems off to me is the cold flashes. Cold intolerance indicates hypothyroidism. Heat intolerance is hyperthyroidism. What's your BPM right now? Have you checked? I'd say if it's 120 or over it would be OK to go to the hospital.

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