Yes the hyperthyroidism can affect your general level of anxiety which makes any pre-existing anxiety more difficult to deal with. The medications you are on are quite good but may not be sufficient to deal with the specific situation of your ex-girlfriend. In order to master that you will have to understand what you are feeling and why you are feeling it and the only way to do that is to begin a course of psychotherapy. That will help you more with your lifelong anxiety than any medication.
I'm a 54 year old male,
I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in 1974. Weight loss, tough time sleeping, emotional, some hair loss (not drastic), shaky when hungry.
My doctor removed part of my thyroid, which corrected my problem temporarily. By 1980, I had a re-growth and my doctor removed my thyroid completly.
Since then, I have been on synthroid .125mg (Thyroid hormone). My metabolism has been quite stable. I have a blood test yearly to make sure I am getting the right amount.
During all this time, I've had mild depression (General anxiety disorder). Trouble with female relationships didn't help matters.
I've been easily distracted by circumstances most of my life. But when I can concentrate... watch out! I can figure out almost anything.
About two years ago, I told my doctor about my difficulty in concentrating. He suggested I take Lexapro 10 mg. It was the first time I had ever taken this kind of medication. It helped tremendously. But I was having a little weight gain so I tried cutting the pills in half (5mg). The weight gain problem is gone and I still feel great.
By the way, I told my doctor I was cutting them in half. Also, I order them online. Much cheeper.
Your attitude on life makes a big difference in how you feel. You've got to engage in activities that give you a since of accomplishment. Find something you are good at. Something that is useful and not too expensive. Maybe even volunteer to help someone in need simply because you want to be helpful. Don't expect anything in return. This is a Christian characteristic.
Take a serious look at the world around you. Nature, animals, bioligy. It's all very complicated. It all points to a designer.
Get a Bible and read the book of John and if you've never done so... make a personal decision to believe in Jesus Christ and follow Him.
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Yes, my name is also Bob