The last several months I have not been feeling normal. I have had symptoms such as fatigue, losing hair (drain clogging on regular basis), very dry & itchy skin, hard to think, missing periods some months, frequent loose bowel movements, feeling flushed & hot at times. I had pain in my right eye (pressure feeling & felt gritty) a few weeks ago... so I went to see the optometrist thinking that it was an eye infection. He told me my eye was healthy and I needed to follow up with my primary because it could be sinuses or thyroid. I did follow up with the primary who did a full thyroid panel. TSH 1.25 Normal, FREE T4 .95 Normal, FREE T3 3.71 Eleveated.
BUN/CREAT RATIO at 24. The doctor wasn't concerned with my thyroid after that. Shortly after that I started with new symptoms I have never had before... heart racing all the time (never settles down around 90 -118 resting), hard to breathe, dizziness, tight feeling in throat & chest. The attacks that are the worst usually happen between noon & 2 pm. My doctor labeled it anxiety disorder/panic attacks & started treating me with Zoloft & xanac because it coincided with my my father-in-law being hit by a car. I am not (in general) an over-anxious person. Since I developed the new symptoms the test has not been repeated (they started within a week of the first test). I just started the Zoloft 3 days ago... but have had the xanac the last 6 days & although it relaxes me & I can breathe a bit easier... I still feel a tightness in the throat and my heart rate is still high. My aunt is a nurse... and she feels like my primary was quick to label me with an anxiety disorder & not check out other options or testing with my thyroid. She said that they symptoms of hyperthroidism are very similar to anxiety disorder/attacks. She also said in many cases blood work doesn't show thyroid problems when there could be a problem. I was wondering if you thought this could be an underlying hyper-thyroid problem? and if so, what my next steps should be? Thank you very much for your time, Chris