Hi! I'm nearly 22 years old and was eventually diagnosed with hashimotos after a long period of being ill aged 6 or 7. As soon as my thyroid stopped working, at the exact time, I developed some mental issues (OCD, phobias, extremely oversensitive, and being so self concious to the point of paranoia even from an extremely young age). These never went away despite when medicated with levo.
Around age 13 these problems all got worse, and I developed a breathing problem. I, completely unawarely, begin breathing at a faster rate than I should be, and then end up yawning/gulping air to try and get a proper breath but I just feel like I can't get a breath. This flushes all the CO2 out my system and I feel pretty gross!
It is by no means a panic attack its more of an annoying inconvenience when it happens but due to it being worse in situations where I may be a bit self concious or not wanting it to happen, doctors have forever diagnosed me with panic disorder/GAD/depression. Anti depressants propranolol no help. Sometimes it goes on for days.
I've been seeing Dr Skinner for about a year, I was on Levo but he slowly introduced erfa and in August I completely switched to just erfa and made a great recovery. Within less than 2 months to my surprise I was not tired, paranoid, stressed or OCD and my breathing problem disappeared altogether. My family said I was like a different person. I was unsure if my breathing problem was thyroid related (and still am) so this shocked me. But now, 4 months later, I'm feeling tired again and the breathing problem is back with a vengance!
Long story short... has anyone else experienced this as a symptom? My bloods show I'm very overmedicated so I am VERY wary and unsure about potentially increasing, but at the same time the breathing problem is making my life ABSOLUTELY unbearable!