Have suffered with hyperthyroidism about ten years ago which caused palpitations and chest pains as main symptom and was treated with carbimazole. However, I didn’t suffer any extreme anxiety at all.
But have been suffering with extreme anxiety (fear and chronic obsessive thoughts) since 2012, this did follow a period of stress which I feel I still haven’t dealt with, obsessive problems that I can’t work out. I was wondering if there is a link to my thyroid, as I’m finding it difficult to work through it. My anxiety symptoms are obsessive worry/obsessional thinking/fear all about one situation in my life, then the downward spiral of negative thinking, ie. I'll never get better, what have I got to do to overcome this, do I have to face the situation and is that going to make me better, just going round in circles. Also thinking about anxiety and this situation all the time.
Been suffering anxiety for 4 years with 'good anxiety days' and 'bad anxiety days' but never anxiety free. Mainly mental symptoms.
These are are my results and ranges:
Serum Free triiodothyronine level (XaERq) - result 3.7 pmol/L (2.4 - 5.7).
(this was 4.2 pmol/l in October 2015, so it has dropped since then)
Serum free T4 level (XaERr) - result 12 pmol/L (9.00 - 20.0)
Serum TSH level (XaELV) - result 1.57 mU/L (0.35 - 4.94)
My doctor hasn't called me in to suggest that these are anything other than normal, what does everyone think?
I have posted previously but didn't seem to get a clear answer on my TSH levels. Sorry if I have repeated myself. I'm desperate.