I'm a 16 year old female and am having physical anxiety symptoms such as; redness/flushing/burning of my face, shaking hands/tremors, pounding heart, shortness of breath, needing to swallow, mild tension headaches, stomach upsets, and in some cases white blotches appear and i feel faint. In the mornings my gag reflexes are also terrible and i get close to vomiting, so brushing my teeth in the morning can be really difficult.
I have been on an acne medication called Accutane and it is commonly known to cause anxiety, depression, etc. I was on Accutane for 10 months and came off it 3 months ago.
My hands are always shaky no matter what, i get stomach upsets a lot and indigestion most of the time after i have eaten. When ever I am made speak in front of a large crowd, or when i'm embarrassed my physical anxiety symptoms worsen. It even comes at family events! or at times when i'm telling a story to a friend or just laughing my face completely burns and my heart races and i get tremors! Before Accutane I was able to speak in front of people without these symptoms and i would just get the odd dry mouth or something. I was able to sit in a room full of people without burning up or shaking and my stomach was perfectly normal!
These symptoms are really affecting my life as i hate speaking in front of people, or going near people/large amount of people that make my face go red and make my body go all nervous. People always stare at my trembling hands and my red face and see my nervousness and ask if i'm okay and it's just really embarrassing! The thing is my mind is completely calm except my body isn't! it's like my mind is completely separate from my body. I've tried natural medications like passion flower or camomile and do meditation and hypnosis regularly. I'm a very spiritual and calm person but its like my body just keep producing all this adrenaline that i don't want!
Sorry it's very hard to explain but i really want it to go away :( So i've been researching causes for these physical anxiety symptoms and came across hypothyroidism. I know that my mum has had this condition but she experienced sleep problems which i don't have. I can sleep perfectly well. I do have a bit of hairloss, i am always tired, and my muscles are really weak and sore, like when i wake up i find it hard to move my hands because they are so weak.
Anways, my question is: is it possible that i have hypothyroidism? Or am i too young to get it?
Is hypothyroidism a source for my nervousness and these anxiety physical symptoms? and how do i overcome this/can i ever overcome this?
Sorry for all the questions i just don't know what to do