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I had my thyroid removed in 2012 due to thyroid cancer. Also on calcium due to parathyroid damage. Have just had my thyroxine dose lowered to 125 daily because it was too high. Last dose change was around May last year.
Since July I have struggled with very bad anxiety: panic attacks daily, feeling sick, tight/constricted throat, irritable, tearful, loss of appetite which got so bad I started to get an aversion to food and felt like I would gag whenever I tried to eat (usually lasts between a day to a week but recurs frequently) Hair loss and tingling in hands which usually comes when having a panic attack but sometimes is so bad the tingles spread up my arms, my hands lock into one position, my face becomes so tingly i can't talk properly and the tingles spread to my stomach (calcium levels fine). Whenever my period comes I turn into an anxious, irritable, moody wreck (I know some may think this is normal but it's not on a normal scale, it can reach the point where I cannot leave the house due to anxiety and cannot deal with every day life)
I had blamed all of my symptoms on anxiety, assuming I was doing it to myself and finding it very frustrating that I couldn't beat it (I have struggled with anxiety before and had about two months of very mild anxiety before this started again, mild anxiety was bliss compared to this! But I never had anxiety/panic attacks before the cancer and medication)
Can anyone tell me if these symptoms could all be down to the thyroxine and that now my dose has been lowered it will gradually improve? I've reached a point where I cannot feel like this anymore and feel like I'm going mad.
Also regarding the tight throat, I had a routine ultrasound to check for cancer which was clear and had my latest oncology appointment and neck was examined thoroughly and was fine.
My dose has never settled since my diagnosis in 2012. I'm 23, not sure if it could be due to my age but my weight has never changed.
These are my latest bloods:
Adjusted Calcium: 2.24
TSH: 0.16 (L)
Free T3: 5.8
Free T4: 28.5 (H)
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