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will I lose it?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 16, 2009
  • 09:33 PM

I am mildly hyperthyroid and I have it fairly well under control , that is my symptoms are not extreme and those that are I can cope with except for the mental side of it
I have often read that bipolar and depression are caused by thyroid disorder but this is something else ,Im neither depressed or bipolar but apathetic & antisocial , over the years since being diagnosed I have pushed family & friends away till I now stand alone...literally
I now only speak to one family member a week for a few hours otherwise my world is silent and solitary and I rarely leave the house , Im ok with this situation most of the time but sometimes I get so lonely I despair and worry that with lack of social contact I will lose my mind eventually ...what do you think?
and please dont tell me to get out there and join a club , Im not an outgoing person nor do I relate well to people ,obviously

thanks for your thoughts

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  • Hi Solo, This could simply be in your personality, just because you are not a social butterfly does not mean that something is wrong with you, thats the way you like it & thats okay. Its also natural to feel lonely sometimes and we all do that at times. It is much worse to be lonely in a crowd. If at times you do want company you can as & when you choose. Also choosing to see only one member of your family is also okay, they may be family but that doesn't mean that you really have anything in common with them & family can be cruel. If your happy & comfortable with that dont let anyone put you down. Not everyone can be the same. Maybe worth getting your thyroid levels checked anyway. Im Hypothroid & get regularly checked The way you are is just you & probably nothing to do with being Hyperthyroid. I neither want nor need loads of people around me, i like my own space & very comfortable with that. Ummmm I do have 5 dogs though.......lol :D Love yourself & have confidence in who you are. Best wishes:)
    Tootsie 628 Replies
    • February 16, 2009
    • 10:43 PM
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  • thank you for your response its much appreciated
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 18, 2009
    • 11:08 AM
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  • You are very welcome. Best wishes :)
    Tootsie 628 Replies
    • February 18, 2009
    • 11:32 PM
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  • hi blaze thanks for your response , Im curious if apathy wasnt your fault what was the cause, do you have thyroid problems? I know I have withdrawn more from the world since having thyroid problems, even though the thryoid isnt a major problem if that makes sensethanks
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 23, 2009
    • 05:56 AM
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  • hi blaze thanks for your response , Im curious if apathy wasnt your fault what was the cause, do you have thyroid problems? I know I have withdrawn more from the worldsince having thyroid problems, even though the thryoid isnt a major problem if that makes sense thanks Hi solo, here's a link I come across that I thought would be useful to you. http://www.theintrovertzcoach.com/introverts_are_not_mentally_ill.html If you read any of Blaze's links & in anyway suspect that you are ES (which I strongly doubt) all you would have to do is avoid things electrical. As computers actually radiate EMF's far higher than cell phones/masts according to the Swedish Doctors whom she holds in such high esteem, she choose's to ignore their advice, as they say "AVOIDANCE" is the key Blaze herself has an "Impending doom" (her words) which you do not have. Anyway, get your thyroid levels checked & stop worrying. Love yourself. Best wishes........:)
    Tootsie 628 Replies Flag this Response
  • hi tootsie I read those links and I partially fit into all of them completely into nonehad thyroid levels checked they are and have for years been stable at low tsh normal t3 t4thanks for your time anywaysolo
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