Hello, I have posted before about my bout with anxiety with this episode of hyperthyroid. Diagnosed about 2 1/2 months ago with my 3rd round of graves hyperthyroid. Dr suggesting I have a permanent treatment (RAI) this time. My problem is my anxiety is so bad. Started taking Xanax about 2 months ago and some days it helps and others I feel like I need to take more. I take about .25 about 4 or 5 times a day and do not want to increase it because so worried about dependence. My neurologist jus gave me a script for Effexor (which I took before for migraines) but said I would likely have to increase Xanax at the beginning because it can cause more anxiety the first few weeks. See Endo again on Monday so I want to see what she says. Has anyone else had to take something else for their anxiety. I take metoprolol but that doesn't seem to help with anxiety.
Having a hard time getting my thyroid stabilized. Afraid if I get RAI I will go even more hyper right after treatment which I heard people do.
Any advice would help. Thanks