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I hope everyone is well today! I was wondering if I could have some advice...
I'd like to start out by saying I've never been a hypochondriac, I've always just 'got on with it' and never dwelled on my health... I'm 21 but don't feel it! Over the past few years, I just feel so rough and have no energy. I assumed it was depression, so decided to try anti-depressants. They had little effect so I came off them cold turkey, 9 months later.
It's been a month since my last dose and I've been going through some side effects such as moments of a very rapid heart rate (which constantly wakes me up at night) laboured breathing all day and night (which is stopping me sleeping, averaging around 3-4 hours sleep per night). For the last few years, I've had thinning eyebrow/head hair, weight stall/gain and swollen eyes/hands/joints in morning, acne, 'jumpy' strained eyes, tingling in feet, hearing heart-beat in ears and no energy.
I assumed it was withdrawal symptoms but after further research, I fit the criteria for a thyroid issue. My doctor was disinterested, after previously diagnosing me with panic attacks, but has decided to test me next week.
Now, I've this bump for a few years but it's got bigger recently and my neck is always stiff because of it. Could it be related? I'm worried about talking to the Doctor as I feel silly and am tired of being told I'm having panic attacks, when I know I'm perfectly calm! :-( I worry if I protest too much, I'll come across as neurotic about my health, when the truth is I just want to feel well again.
Thanks in advance! :-)
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