I've been on thyroxine since May. I started on 25mg when my tsh was 9.28 and ft4 was 14 ish. then in August my dose was increased to 50mg. I've felt fine on that dose and doing very well. my recent bloods 2 weeks ago showed my tsh had finally dropped to 2.6 and ft4 18 ish. Huge relief and recently I am far less fatigued and felt I had my life back. I was out again tackling the agoraphobia and anxiety it had caused.
Randomly on Friday night I had ano anxiety attack. I was fine over the weekend but since yesterday I've had the worst anxiety I've had in years. it's bizaree and out of the s blue because right now I'm at my happiest I've been in years. I was attacked by my brother in 2012 and had a hellish 2 years after when my anxiety began with panic, agoraphobia, scary thoughts etc... I overcame it all then I became ill last winter and my anxiety spiked again. My anxiety is usually just an uneasy feeling, not feeling quite right rather than panic attacks or high anxiety. I also have health anxiety with it. What I've been experiencing since yesterday is very unlike me and I'm terrified. it's huge rushes to my stomach, can't eat, feel sick and bowels churning... that kind of anxiety and I've no idea why. it's kicked off my worries of is it the thyroxine, what if it's tipped me over active? I only had my results 2 weeks ago via medicheck, I did a finger prick sample in a tube. Can I trust the results? I'm anxious incase I can't and this anxiety is me over active and my fears it's dangerous to feel like this is making the rushes of anxiety worse. I can calm and feel ok then it's like a volcano erupts in my stomach again. it's been happening almost 24 hours now. Like i said I had that anxiety Friday night but it was nothing compared to this. I'm not shaking and my heart isn't particularly fast, it'll race a bit when I get the rush of adrenaline in my stomach. I'm just concerned as this type of physical anxiety is so unlike me.
I cried to my husband last night and he said I have to trust my results as they've finally shown my thyroid is fine and of course the company are reliable. He also said nothing will have changed in 2 weeks. I'm on the combined pill, low dose for heavy periods for 4 years. Last month i didn't really bleed just some brown rather than red blood (I'm not pregnant) I'm due to take my last pill tomorrow then my period is due at the weekend. I sometimes have anxiety a day before my period is due and I have had some bad months similar to this but on a smaller scale I'd say. My hubsand thinks it's because I've not bled last month, I've very sore breasts the last week too so he thinks ms I'm very hormonal. I'm praying that's all this is because the fear of what's causing this when I was out living life again and happy and free an awful year is scaring me. Me being afraid is causing more rushes of anxiety. I always sleep well and last night I only got 2 hours and I've not eaten much in the last 24 hours.
My husband says it'll pass and I have to stop panicking it's the thyroxine. I just needed to post as I'm so upset and adding more fest worrying I can't trust Medicheck 😯