Hello Ladies!! Just wanted to stop by and tell you all thanks (again) for the advice on my thyroid. I have still not made it in to do the blood work yet. I have to fast for 12 hours prior to the test and with work, etc. I haven't found time yet. So, I am still unsure of the outcome. But I will let you all know!!
I know in my last post I had mentioned that one of the reasons my doctor originally had my thyroid tested was due to panic attacks. So, I was just wondering if any of you also suffer from panic attacks? And if so, what are some of your "coping techniques"? And with your panic attacks do you also suffer any phobias, etc.?
As weird as it sounds....I kind of have a fear (phobia) of taking medication (fear that they will trigger a panic attack). And I have to admit I am more worried about having to take mediacation for the thyroid than anything even being wrong with the thyroid itself.
I made the mistake of searching the internet for side effects of the medication and even though they said that there were very few, it did say that if somebody is given the wrong dosage that the medication could give symtoms of HYPERthyroidism and panic attacks and nervousness is one of those symtoms. And having a fear of meds anyway and now knowing that it could possibly increase my anxiety...I am scared to take them if need be!! WEIRD I know!!
I think I have been thru everything and anything that comes with panic attacks. And as embarrassing as they are....I decided now was a better time then ever to admit to you guys that I suffer from them.
So, I would to hear from you if you also suffer from them...but if any of you feel uncomfortable posting where everybody can see, please free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.