I have been experiencing strange symptoms for over a year. I have frequent bowel movements (sometimes up to four a day) that are very soft but not diarrhoea. At night when I lie down for sleep I notice that I can hear my heart pounding and it makes me very anxious and nervous. I also will sweat almost every night, not drenching sweats all the time, mostly I just have a small amount of sweat on the sheets where I was sleeping in the morning. I seem to be easily upset and sometimes yell at my son for the strangest reasons, like him chewing to loudly or asking too many questions. My appetite has become alarmingly voracious especially after I finish with my workout. I know that is is normal for one to be hungry after physical exertion but I seem to be able to devour a abnormally large quantity of food. Much more than I used too eat. All of this has become very distressing and I would like to know if these are symptoms of hyperthyroidism and if hyperthyroidism can take years to develop. Also, I have no means to go to a doctor as of now so if these symptoms do point to hyperthyroidism is it ok to leave them unchecked?
Thank you very much for your support,