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anxiety depression does this sound familiar

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  • Posted By: Krystal D
  • April 30, 2010
  • 02:54 PM

I wake up with the worst anxiety you can imagine. After about 1-2 hours that subsides and the debilitating depression sets in and I deal with that for the rest of the day. I have a disease that affects my thyroid but the blood tests show my thyroid levels are fine and my adrenals are ok also even though that was what I really thought was going on. Does this sound familiar to anyone or does anyone have any ideas as to what is going on? I'm running out of time. I've been dealing with this for 8 years and I just can't hang on much longer. Please if ANYONE has absolutely anything to say that could help PLEASE help me!!! I beg of you!!! Any doctor that is good at dealing with this kind of stuff or anything. I have run out of ideas and options.

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  • I too often wake up feeling severe anxiety but have recently realised it may be due to nightmares i have when asleep??.. maybe i just didnt remember them before on waking (but they would still be subconsciously there we often forget out dreams when we awake but we still do all dream) but lately i've become aware im waking from nightmares. The nightmares can leave me feel anxious as some kind of after effect which seems in my case to take quite a time to settle down (after a bad one it can take a couple of hrs for me to get rid of the anxiety). In my case i do have cortisol insufficiancy so some kind of adrenal issue going on but the abnormally low cortisol levels only show every time i have a 24hr urine testing done as my morning cortisol levels at 9.00-11.00am are normal. (my body dont seem to readjust after a stressor as it should).......... ive read that there are some discrepancy in what thyriod levels should be and some thou their levels appear in range may still be too low for them. So maybe your levels are still too low for you????? i suggest on getting other medical opinions.
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  • I too often wake up feeling severe anxiety but have recently realised it may be due to nightmares i have when asleep??.. maybe i just didnt remember them before on waking (but they would still be subconsciously there we often forget out dreams when we awake but we still do all dream) but lately i've become aware im waking from nightmares. The nightmares can leave me feel anxious as some kind of after effect which seems in my case to take quite a time to settle down (after a bad one it can take a couple of hrs for me to get rid of the anxiety). In my case i do have cortisol insufficiancy so some kind of adrenal issue going on but the abnormally low cortisol levels only show every time i have a 24hr urine testing done as my morning cortisol levels at 9.00-11.00am are normal. (my body dont seem to readjust after a stressor as it should).......... ive read that there are some discrepancy in what thyriod levels should be and some thou their levels appear in range may still be too low for them. So maybe your levels are still too low for you????? i suggest on getting other medical opinions. Thanks for the reply. You may be right but I don't think it is nightmares as I usually remember my dreams upon waking. I have been to at least (no exaggeration) 20-30 doctors who keep referring me to specialist after specialist. And I have the same issues with all the cortisol tests. They are out of range but not enough to cause this according to the doctors, etc... All the normal things you get when there is something going on that is difficult to diagnose and would cause them to actually have investigate something that isn't on their little checklist which they aren't going to do. I have a family history of not falling into the "norms" for tests like this but I try to tell the doctors that a few points off for a normal person might not be much but a few points off for me might be a really big deal but they don't listen. Just wondered if anyone else had any ideas. I don't want to think that this is the sum total of my life for the next god knows how long I have to live it. With my luck I will continue to be this miserable with no hope of any change or help and live to over a 100. Believe it or not for most of my life I was a really irritating optimist. That whole...no matter what we'll get through it...it is a learning experience of some kind...stuff like that. After a decade of this crap...suffice it to say even the greatest optimist can be beaten down into a puddle of silent resignation. Its my birthday tomorrow. Happy birthday to me.
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