7940451 tn?1395818432

Undiagnosed Grave's Disease

I have had hyperthyroid symptoms since giving birth to my daughter 16 years ago. I had severe anxiety, panic and extreme weight loss. My doctor said I had Postpartum Anxiety and Panic Disorder so I was treated with antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds. I'm still on them today but they don't seem to make everything ok. I was just diagnosed with Grave's Disease a few days ago. I have felt like crap for 16 years. Rarely a good day. I'm wondering if anyone has felt like they've had an undiagnosed hyperthyroid disorder for years even though their TSH, T4 and T3 were in the "normal range?" Could it be possible that I've been taking antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds that have masked the symptoms of Grave's Disease for this long?
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7940451 tn?1395818432
I will post my lab results and ranges when I go to my next appointment. I called the lab where I asked for their ranges and the lady wouldn't give them to me. Confused the heck out of me.
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649848 tn?1534633700
Yes, it's possible that you've been taking anti-depressants and anti-anxiety, med for years when they may not have been needed.  

Autoimmune thyroid disease can often cause symptoms, long before labs for Free T3, Free T4 and TSH show a problem.

Can you post your actual thyroid hormone levels?  If you could do that, and include reference ranges, which vary lab to lab and have to come from your own report, it would allow us to better assess your situation and comment more fully.

I have Hashimoto's, which is another autoimmune thyroid disease, and I feel like I had it for, at least, 20 yrs prior to diagnosis.  For years, I believe I swung from hyper to hypo, with periods of normal in between, until finally, in early 2008, my TSH was at 55+ and there was no denying that I had a thyroid issue.
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