So here is my story, please let me know what you think! I'm 42 years old, 5'7 and 190 pounds.
About 2 years ago my doc put me on Synthroid for my thyroid - he said my numbers were low and that after taking this I would have more energy and possibly lose some weight. My sister also takes Synthroid because her thyroid was over active and they killed it, so she takes a much higher dose.
After awhile, not sure how long, I started have weird heart beats, shortness of breath, feels like someone sitting on my chest, sweaty palms, etc. One day last summer I even went to the hospital thinking I was having a heart attack. The hospital staff hooked me up to a monitor, and told me everything looks fine. Doc also hooked me up to a holter monitor, and just saw a couple blips which were "nothing to be concerned with".
This past Sunday night I could not sleep and thought for sure I was going to die in my sleep because my breathing was off again. I did finally fall asleep, but the symptoms lasted throughout Monday morning. Sometimes better, sometimes worse. I figured I had a doctor appointment on Tuesday, so I would talk to him about it then,
When I went in, he asked me a bunch of questions, and came up with 'anxiety issues'. My blood pressure was fine (104/68, kinda low, but it always is) my cholestrol is fine, my blood sugar is fine, etc. I still go to the gym and work out, I still walk my dog in the woods, I still 'put my heart to the test'. Everything is fine and I function normally, I just feel weird.
I suggested I quit taking the Synthroid since I was suffering some of the side effects like the shortness of breath, etc. but he wanted me to keep taking it and get on Zoloft. (I hate taking any drugs, I think there is some natural way to heal everything!) I refused to take the Zoloft for awhile, and quit taking the Synthroid, which he does know. He also told me it was OK to just stop taking Synthroid, and I didn't need to ween myself off of it.
Here it is Saturday, and today I feel the same, and have since going to the doc. Sweaty palms, chest hurts, dizzy, feel like I'm having 'out of body' expierences, my neck hurts too. (Which I feel is a blood clot that traveled from my heart to my jugular vein - really!?!?!?) I don't know!
Is this anxiety, and if so, how did this happen?
One more thing: My sister, the one that takes the HIGH dose of Synthroid, also has major anxiety issues that came out of nowhere, so that is why I was thinking it was the Synthroid.