Posted 12/4/2015 8:48 AM (GMT -6)
I usually post on the anxiety page, but I have been convinced that I have a thyroid issue for a couple years now. Thought I'd ask you guys what you think.
Two summers ago I had uncontrollable anxiety and panic that came on slowly. It started out with waking in the middle of the night and not being able to go back to sleep. Then the nervousness settled in. Shortly after that, I started panicking and ended up not being able to leave my house for most of the summer.
When this happened, I asked my doctor for a TSH test and it was .3. She did another one about a month later and it was .26. During this time I dropped 25 pounds and nervous ALL the time. When my blood was taken two months later, I was back up to 1.11. I was starting to feel a little better, anxiety wise, but still not normal.
My anxiety started to get higher in December, and my TSH had dipped back down to .7. My doctor has never been too concerned with any of these numbers. After the two really low tests, I had a thyroid ultrasound that found a goiter and multiple nodules. After a rescan this summer, the thyroid looked back to normal size.
Weeks ago, I started waking up in the middle of the night again. A couple weeks after that, I started feeling anxiety. It's full blown panic again now. I just got another TSH test done yesterday and am waiting for the results.
I have just about every symptom of hyperthyroidism (anxiety, fast resting heart rate, shaky hands, weight loss (yet hungry), sweaty (despite it being winter), super light periods, breathlessness, weak arm muscles), but a lot of them mirror anxiety. So I am confused.
Should I be concerned about being on the low end of the "normal" scale? Should I be more proactive with my doctor? Can I still have hyperthyroidism and be with "normal" TSH limits?