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Re: Think I Know Reason For High Anxiety Past Week » Phillipa

Posted by Lindenblüte on October 26, 2006, at 10:02:43

In reply to Think I Know Reason For High Anxiety Past Week, posted by Phillipa on October 25, 2006, at 22:18:03

Hi Phillipa,
I'm SO glad that they caught this.

Your overactive thyroid would explain a LOT of your physical anxiety symptoms.

You say that your numbers have been changing (falling) for some time now. Does this make sense in terms of increasing anxiety or depressive symptoms?

It doesn't matter "why" the same medicine isn't working the same way. Our bodies change with time. Maybe you lost some weight, or gained some weight, or maybe you're metabolizing or absorbing the drug differently. Maybe your remaining thyroid cells decided to start working overtime? who knows? the important thing is to get your hormone levels balanced and under control.

You may still have psychological issues that you can talk about in therapy. At least therapy can help you figure out how to adjust to life after living with the anxiety for so long. One of the best things I learned in therapy is helping me figure out ways to communicate better with my loved ones.

Once you get a treatment plan organized with the endocrinologist, you should get in touch with your pdoc about how to treat any remaining symptoms.

If you haven't been sleeping well, and have been feeling too anxious to go out, be alone, etc, your "thyroid" anxiety can lead to "psychological" anxiety. especially if it's chronic. Certainly poor sleep is enough to make most people feel really yucky. Even depressed if it's been chronic for a while.

You hang in there, okay? It sounds like you're going to be getting some help. I'm so happy for you.





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