well this all started a few months ago. I had a miscarriage in late July and had a D&C. I was fine after that and was put on depo provera shot so that I wouldn't get pregnant again. I got the shot at my 2 week check up so that was at the beginning of August. In mid September I started experiencing really bad anxiety and panic attacks. I also had fast heart rate, weight loss, heart palpitations. I went to the ER and they said that my Free T4 was high so that I may have hyperthyroidism. Well I followed up with my PCP and he ran his own labs and said that all my thyroid levels came back fine. I had all the classic symptoms of hyperthyroidism. I couldn't believe that now they came back normal. My pcp told me to continue beta blockers for my palpitations and increased heart rate. I also had a thyroid uptake scan and that came back normal too. Somedays I will be fine and think that I am better and then it will just hit me all of a sudden and I will have the anxiety again for days. I just don't know if it could be my hormones messed up from the miscarriage causing this or still possibly a thyroid problem like postpartum thyroiditis. Well these last couple of days I have had my anxiety feeling really bad again. I keep feeling like I can't catch my breath. I went to the ER again today and they did a CT scan of my heart and lungs and a chest xray and they said everything was fine. I just keep feeling like I can't catch my breath and I try harder and harder and end up nauseated. Has anyone ever had this feeling? I feel like I need to yawn or cough to get a good deep breath. The ER doc gave me a small rx for ativan which is what they also gave me in the ER. I just have a few questions since this is all very new to me.
1. Could this all be hormone related? (miscarriage or birth control)
2. Could this be post partum thyroiditis since I had that high free t4 once? That day of those labs is when I was really feeling at my worst.
I just don't know what to do anymore. When I feel like this I just get so moody and can't function. I have 3 children that need their mother. I haven't had my hormones checked since my miscarriage so I'm just kind of trying to push it on that since I have never had any problems like this before my miscarriage. Any information would really help. Thank you!