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Thyroid problem or Anxiety disorder?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 8, 2011
  • 10:48 PM

I've read that Thyroid problems can mimic the symptoms of an anxiety disorder, and vice versa. I was wondering how can i tell if i have an anxiety disorder or a thyroid problem? My doctor says my thyroid levels are just a little 'low', although i have no idea what she means by this & i have been experiencing the following symptoms for about 3 years which have gradually got worse:

-Tired/gritty eyes which have a 'vacant' stare
-Pale skin
-Weight loss
-Gaunt appearance overall
-Hot flushes, especially when nervous/excited
-Intolerance to HEAT and COLD
-Excessive sweating
-Hair loss/dry hair
-Frequent bowel movements
-Ongoing cough making it difficult to breathe
-Lump in throat after swallowing
-Headaches which feel like tension ones

Any info would be appreciated.

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  • It sounds like you could have an overactive thyroid. Unexplained anxiety plus all the other symptoms you mentioned all go with thyroid problems. Why don't you have it checked out?
    lostinspace1 1 Replies
    • January 19, 2014
    • 10:21 PM
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