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i am miserable

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  • Posted By: limabean1061
  • November 5, 2006
  • 06:12 PM

For the past 3 years I have been having hot and cold flashes, extreme anxiety, excessive burbing, brain fog, internal shaking, I feel like my insides are moving too fast for my outside which worsens when I try to relax, burping, the feeling that something is moving up and down my legs and feet, twitching, muscle aches, nervousness, heart palpitions, if I touch the back of my neck I get extreme strange feelings going down my legs, my ribs feel tight while resting, aat times my body feels like it is at a steady shake, my hands and feet sometimes feel so cold that they ache, night sweats. I am taking synthroid because I had radiation to my thyroid and my last levels were at 0.4 which has taken 2 and a half years to adjust so far. My symptoms are not near as sever as they were when my thyroid levels were at 23 but I am still having all of the symptoms that I was having while levels were at 23. Dr. said GAD but does anyone know if these symptoms will ever go away. Could they still be thyroid related? It is really scarry to feel like this and very discouraging. Any help or answers would be greatly appreciated!! I have read about GAD and alot of my symptoms don't sound like GAD to me but I am not a Doctor

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  • If you have GAD (I assume you mean generalized anxiety disorder), you should be on medication such as Xanax or Ativan. Whether your symptoms are caused by GAD, or whether GAD is a result of your symptoms, I would highly recommend you get on some anxiety medication. It will help you calm down and think more clearly, as well as probably reduce the severity of your symptoms. Do not let the doctors blow you off and call you a "Zebra." In other words, don't let the doctors say "You only have a thyroid condition and nothing else, except maybe a psychiatric problem." This is what they did with me when they discovered my thyroid condition. Finally, a year-and-a-half later after seeing many doctors, having many tests, and even trying some homeopathic stuff, I finally got a REAL diagnosis. How did I do it? I WENT TO THE MAYO CLINIC! They are great at diagnosing problems. They figured out that I also have Marfan Syndrome. Without knowing this, I probably would have died sometime within the next few years of a ruptured aorta, and no one would have known why. Now, my condition is being managed, and I have as much of a chance as anyone of living a full lifespan. So, what I recommend is that, first, get some anxiety medicine from your regular doctor, and second, don't waste any more time with the doctors who have not done anything else for you. You can refer yourself to the Mayo Clinic. Just go to www.mayoclinic.org (.org not .com), and click on Make An Appointment. You can refer yourself to the one in Rochester Minnesota, the one in Jacksonville, Florida, or the one in Phoenix, Arizona. Hopefully, your insurance will cover you. As I said, they are great at diagnosing problems, but you will need to give them a starting point. I would recommend you start with endocrinology. Your managing doctor in endocrinology will take a full hour to go over your entire medical history with you, find out what your symptoms are, do a physical exam, and will then order a bunch of tests and schedule appointments for you with other specialists that he/she thinks you need to see. It will all happen very fast (over 3 to 5 days, but sometimes as long as 10 days, depending upon the complexity of your condition(s) to diagnose). If you decide to do this, email me at leeirons@cox.net, and I will give you more information on how to make the most of your trip.
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    • November 30, 2006
    • 08:18 PM
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