This is a somewhat embarrassing and sensitive subject, but as the title says, I could do with some help!
Over the past 18 months my libido has been very high. Throughout 6 years of being ill it had always been pretty much the same as it was prior to being ill, which I guess was just normal, but now it's gone through the roof. I've read that this can be a symptom of hyperthyroid, and that would go with a lot of my other symptoms (low weight, very thinning hair, racing thoughts, pounding heart etc.) but my TSH has always been between 1-2 and FT3 and FT4 constantly within the ranges too. Just wondering if anyone else has experience of a very high libido/sex drive and it's connection to the thyroid? Should I be looking at hyperthyroid as a serious cause of this or is likely to be coming from something else?
The other issue I'm getting is very, very weird, and I was just hoping to see if anyone else had ever suffered with anything like it. After having an orgasm, a few days later I feel much worse. I become more inflamed, my muscles are very tight, I get constipation, and just generally feel a lot worse. The funny thing is that I get all those exact same symptoms after anything that stresses me, be it mental or physical. So when I get really nervous about going to a medical appointment then I almost always get the same symptoms as after having an orgasm. Ditto for doing anything remotely physically straining or taxing. All of them are a few days later and very similar in their nature. The only connection I can come up with is adrenaline/cortisol, or some sort of stress hormone, as I think they are the only things that would be released during those 3 separate circumstances. Basically adrenaline or cortisol increase seem to cause me a whole host of problems. Assuming I'm right about it being those hormones of course.
Really hope I can figure this out as having a raging libido and getting even more ill when you do the only you can to stop or at least get some relief from it is horrible. It's either feel even worse (when you already feel terrible) or be ridiculously frustrated.
So has anyone else had any experience with this in regards to thyroid, or any illness? Or just any thoughts would be great! And apologies again if this is a case of too much information. I wouldn't be posting it unless I was in desperate need of some answers!
(not sure if it makes any difference, but if my username seems a bit ambiguous, I'm male!)