I am so desperate for answers as to why I can't seem to shift this severe anxiety, palpitations and fatigue since my Levo was tweaked.
Yes I have a long history of these anxiety and panic problems which reared up as far back when I was a child because I developed a phobia of being sick, or anyone feeling sick next to me. Since my sister was always throwing up, I used to fly into a panic attack and I remember mum dragging me out of my bed (hidden under covers) into her bedroom to sleep. At 53 I still have the problem with the nausea being one of the main symptoms I get when my anxiety comes on. Have had pretty much every blood test done under the sun in the last month which have ALL come back clear/normal and no infections from a urine, I am still at a loss as to why my anxiety is so fierce and whatever I try I can't get rid of it. I have been on Seroxat for 15yrs and it was the ONLY thing that suppressed my symptoms and I had been doing well on it until late autumn when all my symptoms came back. Seroxat is Paroxetine but I have the Seroxat brand as the generic paroxetine didn't work for me. I have noticed that Seroxat have changed the packaging in which the tablets are sealed in, inside the box and I am wondering whether they might have also "tweaked" the meds themselves, so I have taken it upon myself to email the makers SmithKline and ask.
I am just so desperate to get myself back where I was I will try anything and everything now.
I mentioned adrenals to my doc yesterday. As my lab bloods came back normal for everything including liver, kidney function blah blah blah, would I be wasting my money if I had a saliva cortisol test done.
Have been reading up a little on Cortisol symptoms and I seem to have several of them (below) and also relevant to autoimmune problems? Would a cortisol test also pick up possible Adrenal Fatigue?
Weakness and fatigue
Inability to cope with stress
dull lower back pain (little)
Anxiety and jitters
Clumsiness and confusion
trembling or shaking
a sense of dread
feeling constantly "on edge"
Problem is all the above are also symptoms of Anxiety Disorder!!!!