I have been having both psychological and physical symptoms over the past few months but the doctors I've seen are putting it all down to anxiety despite having done next to no investigations/tests except the basic thyroid profile months ago which I had to virtually beg my GP for. My anxiety has been pretty extreme recently and it comes out of nowhere, I've been getting spells of dizziness and brain fog too and for the past few days have been seeing weird dark spots/flashes of light/not sure how best to describe them in my peripheral vision. I had an eye test and was told I have very good vision so my sight is not to blame for this.
I got so worried I might be developing Schizophrenia but several doctors have reassured me that this is not the case as I don't appear psychotic and have no other major symptoms of this like thought disorder or auditory hallucinations. I certainly don't feel crazy which is what makes these symptoms like the peripheral hallucinations, anxiety, foggyness etc. even scarier because I am hyper-aware of what is going on.
Aside from the foggyness, dizziness and vision tricks for the past several months I've had unusually dry, lifeless hair, dry skin, my lips have been peeling every day and feeling quite lethargic. I also suffer on and off from large, painful mouth ulcers, not regular ones but ones that get so bad I can barely eat or talk without significant discomfort, not sure if this is a widely-recognised thyroid-y symptom but I'm just noting my main symptoms that may be relevant.
Sorry for the long post but thanks to those who read it and I would be very interested to hear if any of you have had psychological symptoms prior to being diagnosed with a thyroid disease. Getting doctors to do any tests is like getting blood from a stone and I'm not sure what the best step to take next is. Thanks in advance.