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Thyroiditis And Panic Attacks
Several common forms of thyroiditis. Subacute thyroidits is from a virus. Your thyroid is tender, transient hyperthyroidism, but then resolution. Hashimotos thyroiditis is usually without pain, eventually causes hypothyroidism, but can coexist with graves hyperthyroidism. Two other forms are post partum thyroiditis and "painless" thyroiditis; transient hyper followed by ...Read more
Typically not direct: Hashimoto's will have a brief high thyroid state before the patient becomes low thyroid; when this brief period of too much thyroid hormone happens, the patient may be more agitated.Also if the patient's thyroid medication is appropriate replaced, panic attacks would not be associated with the disease directly; however any one with a chronic disease is more prone to anxiety including panic attacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treated for thyroidits (hashi's ruled out) w/ 75mcg levo/10mcg cytomel but experiencing panic attacks nausea, trouble breathing, hot flashes nightime?
Mood and hormones: Hypo or hyper thyroid states may serious impact not only the body but the brain...mind. 1% of the chronic patients in state mental hospitals are cured and released each year, when their thyroid status is corrected. See your family medical doctor or endocrinologist soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Panic: Think of the phrase "bio psycho social". Bio is for hereditary or medical causes. Psycho is for psychological causes. Social is for exposure to fearful objects. Most cases, however, the cause is not clear, but with therapy & exploring dynamics, it becomes more clear. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Panic attacks: Etiology of panic attacks can be real or perceived threat to safety, whether it is actual scary encounter such as sudden exposure to feared object or event, or it can be an event that triggers fears from past exposure (flashbacks) that trigger our alarm system to react with panic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Panic: One theory is that late in the day when you are less physically active while your brain is still producing adrenaline (anxiety chemical), you can be more prone to get anxious, plus it coincides with the time when people normally are thinking about the events of the day instead of distracting themselves with physical activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MOST PROBABLY...: Assuming no physical basis for them, there is probably a common underlying cause connecting them. One finds out about that sort of thing in psychotherapy - and when you find out, you can change/stop them. Meds help initially, but seeing the source is key to fixing things. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything/Nothing: The thing about panic attacks is that they can come out of the blue and for no particular reason. Or they may occur as the result of certain stressful situations, or other non-stressful situations like going to the store. One problem is, let's say a person has a panic attack at the store. He or she may then relate that store to the panic and avoid going to the store afraid they will panic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: If you have a history of panic, then poor sleep, use of caffeine, nicotine, illicit drugs, alcohol or psychosocial stressors could play a role. If you don't have a history of panic, then you should see your doctor to be sure you don't have a medical condition causing this such as hypoglycemia or thyroid disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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