I’ve been having ongoing health issues for over a year now and am at my wit’s end with it all. It started when I had a ‘panic attack’ while driving. Nothing spurred it on it just happened out of nowhere. I’ve had a couple panic attacks in my life but this was completely different.
In the month that followed I lost 30lbs despite eating (I was already skinny), and was in what I would guess was a mild state of psychosis for weeks. I was also freezing cold 24/7 even under piles of blankets (my girlfriend said I was actually cold to the touch), shaking/tremors, and diarrhea every time I ate.
I could barely leave the house during this time and just read about these issues online. Everything pointed to thyroid, which made sense as it runs rampant in my family.
When I finally got to the doctor he talked to me for like 2 mins, gave me a prescription for lexapro (which I have not taken) and sent me for basic blood work. Everything came back seemingly ok, but I asked to see an endocrinologist. He said no as my numbers were ok and there’s nothing an endo could do for me anyways.
Since then this year has been hell. I’m anxious all the time. I’ve had anxiety in the past but this is totally different, it’s more like a physical sensation of fear instead of a ‘nervousness’. I wake up every morning feeling like I’m falling out of an airplane. I gain and lose weight very rapidly (I lost 7lbs while sleeping the other night). I’m usually cold but then when I warm up I get super uncomfortably hot quickly then back to freezing. I’m always shaky and have trouble thinking straight or concentrating.
I’ve since quit drinking, eat super clean, cardio and yoga pretty much daily, meditation, CBT and tried a bunch of vitamins. I’ve even quit weed which is just tragic lol
After all this time I’m back to thyroid, particularly as I’ve started seeing double again which was something that happened to me years ago and went away on its own after a few months.
I’m really hesitant to go back to a doctor and get told I have ‘anxiety’. The weirdest thing is I’ll have periods of 1-2 weeks where I feel like myself again and the anxiety is gone. I’ve tried tracking my diet etc but can’t seem to figure out any pattern.
Has anyone had issues like this? Was it thyroid related? If so wtf do I do to fix it?
Sorry for the long post and dumping my personal issues here but I’m pretty desperate and hoping somebody out there might have some insight for me. Thanks.