As the saying goes....when it rains, it pours. I just got back from the doctor's office. This afternoon was my appointment for my yearly physical. And I am not sure if I mentioned it but our Primary Care Physician has been out on Medical Leave due to Brain Cancer. I KNOW!!!! And he is only 40 YO. BTW, PLEASE add Dr. Schallert to your prayers!!
Anyway, needless to say I was a little nervous about seeing one of the other Doctors that have been helping out. But I was relieved, because the Doctor I saw today, seemed to be very good. Really seemed that he knew his stuff!! But, as he was looking thru my records, he noticed that Dr. Schallert had checked my thyroid back in 2005 due to some Panic issues I was having (and still have).
But, Dr. Warren told me today, that back then my test seemed to be "normal" but that since 2005 they have changed the "normal" range. So, he wants me to have it checked again (along with the normal yearly blood work) to see if I have an under active thyroid (Hypothyroidism). Even though it is usually an overactive thyroid (Hyperthyroidism) that causes Panic Attacks. Whereas mine seems to be under active....but he had asked a series of other questions regarding symptoms and unfortunately, a few of the questions I had to say "yes" to. So, now I am EXTRA nervous!!
I was just wondering if any of you are familiar with Hypothyroidism?!?!? And if so, what can you tell me?!?!? And what are the side effects to the medication, etc.!?!?!