Thyroid Cancer / Nodules & Hyperthyroidism Expert Forum
Hashimoto's + Panic + Weird Cognitive Reaction
About This Forum:

Questions in the Thyroid forum are answered by Mark Lupo, MD. Topics covered include Goiter, Graves Disease, Hyperthyroid, Parathyroid/Calcium Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Nodules/Cysts, Thyroiditis, Thyroid & Pregnancy, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Thyroid Tests, and Thyroid Surgery.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Hashimoto's + Panic + Weird Cognitive Reaction

Greetings!  I've been diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis since 2008 (which at the time was a surprise to me since I had no symptoms). (Also have Lyme's disease and a RBBB - 2008 wasn't such a great year). I also had a ultrasound find a multinodular goiter which my endo said was a enlarged thyroid.

Since that time I've been on Levothyroid, again, with no symptoms.  

I switched insurance companies and my new GP (I was seeing an endo before) put me on Levothyroxine (same dosing).  From my last endo visit (11/10) my TSH & T4 were good according to my endo.  

However, last week I awoke with the sensation that I couldn't breathe (from a bad dream/position I was in/not sure why) and continued to have racing thoughts and probably closest feeling I have had to a panic attack (ps: no hx of any mental health issues).  

Since that time I haven't had any more "attacks" but have not felt "myself".  I've heard people describe a "mental fog" but that really doesn't totally describe what I'm going through.  I have these - very hard to describe - periods where I'm saying to myself that "I don't feel right" and something just feels "off".  No physical pain.

Any advice??  Any clue if the switch in meds could cause something like this?  Really a disturbing experience....

Sincerely,

- Concerned!
Related Discussions
97953_tn?1193367871
It could be the change in meds - would go back to brand that worked well in past.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
97953_tn?1193367871
Mark Lupo, M.D.Blank
Thyroid & Endocrine Center of Florida
Sarasota, FL
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank