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Need some advice please...

Hi all!  I want an opinion.  I have a lousy health care plan and well, the only dr I've seen is one of those who wants to rush you out the door or shrugs me off and tells me to see a shrink.  For a few years, people have suggested to me that I might have an overactive thyroid.   Recently (past year), I've been feeling worse.  I'm really anxious, I dropped down from 105 to 88lbs (I'm only five feet tall, but c'mon!  That's a lot to lose without dieting!), I have difficulty sleeping, and I sweat all the time.  I had a thyroid panel run and I was told that my T4 and free T4 were (in my doctors words) "kind of high, but nothing to worry about".  I'm starting to become worried because my weight keeps dropping and I don't know what to do!  Any advice?  Does this sound like an overactive thyroid?  My doctor told me to see a shrink :(
Thanks for any help!
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Thanks all!  Yes, I can't keep my hands steady for anything.  Problem is I'm a student so I can only go to the student health clinic.  Last time I went I was SOOO mad because the lady accused me of being anorexic and told me to make an appoitment with mental health!   I just needed reassurance I wasn't crazy.  I'm going to try to find another dr asap.
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You really need to see another Dr.  I was having the same problem, had my thyroid levels checked & the were thru the roof.  This also affected my menstral cycle.  I'm now on meds & seem to be feeling better & even gained some weight back.  Good Luck!  
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That's right see another doc. Educate yourself on Hyper Thyroid via net, books or ??? get in to see a doctor and inform him/HER of your symptoms. Yep, get a full TSH panel run STAT and always always get a copy of your test results. In fact, demand the one you just had!! Take that in to see another doc.( even your OB) anyone whom you can and ask for that second opinion. If it comes up as what I suspect Hyper- your in for a long haul. Please if RAI treament is prescribed educate yourself on that too and make a careful decision--- it's permanent. Do you tremble at all?
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Tell  him to see a shrink!!  Get another doctor.  You should be getting a full panel blood test done with a TSH reading.  TSH is the general way to know if you are having a thyroid problem.  It sounds like you could be hyperthyroid and this can be damaging on your heart and other things.  Your doctor does not know how to deal with the thyroid, obviously.  Just get to another doctor soon.
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