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As a preface, I'm stuck with the same doctor because my insurance won't let me switch. I scheduled a visit to get testing done to determine why I've suddenly started experiencing horrible panic attacks at the smallest of things and thoughts of self-harm. I can't enjoy movies anymore because loud noises and yelling set me off shaking and almost to tears. I have problems with short term memory that are impacting my job. And weight loss. I'm a 6-foot tall 32-year old male who weighs about 160lbs normally, but in the last 3 months, I've lost 20lbs with no change to diet or routine. I've always been thin, but now I just look sickly.
The doctor didn't advise anything for handling the anxiety or memory issues. All he ordered was a blood test and called me the next day to say that I had hypothyroidism and he already sent a prescription to the pharmacy. He also ordered an antibody test after the first results came back.
The results were:
TSH - 28.1 uIU/mL
Free T4 - 1.3 NG/DL
Thyroid peroxidase Ab - 130 IU/mL
As of right now, the doctor has flat out refused to do a T3 test or any other additional testing and has said that I'm absolutely hypothyroid and that he will not accept me in for another visit until I start taking the medication.
I just weighed myself and found that despite stress eating for the last week that I've dropped another 2lbs. Am I right to be concerned that this might be something different than standard hypothyroidism? Any suggestions on what I should do or what could cause these values and extreme weight loss with fatigue, memory loss, anxiety, panic attacks, and thoughts of self-harm?
Adding: I haven't hurt myself, but the thoughts creep on me and it's a horrible feeling.
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