Hi. I need a little advice. I'm new here so please be gentle.
I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 with ultra rapid cycling and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. For years my moods, along with my resting heart rate have been all over the place, often changing within 48 hours. I have sweats, dry skin (dandruff), tremor, euphoria, hallucinations on occasion, agitation, anxiety, fast speech & thoughts and a handful of other symptoms. My bipolar has not responded to any psychiatric medication at all. Just yesterday a doctor at my local hospital examined me and stated that at that moment in time he believed I was showing all the signs of thyrotoxicosis which was news to me as I didn't know you could be hypo and hyper at the same time.
All this got me thinking and I did some research and found the symptoms that got me diagnosed as bipolar are a better match for Hashimoto's & thyrotoxicosis.
Which begs the question: do I have bipolar at all?
I'd love to hear your thoughts. I'm going to ask to see an endocrinologist asap.