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Burning, tingling, throbbing in head, dizziness, stiffness, head pressure, hyperthyroidism. Anxiety disorder?

Is this really just anxiety? Weird weak head sensations over different sections of my head like burning, tingling , throbbing(not a pain more like a disturbing discomfort), ligheadedness, dizziness, FEELING LIKE AMMA PASS OUT, feeling a stiffness and pressure in my head, weakness in my legs and feet, having racing thoughts, feeling tense, not breathing well sometimes, feeling like in a dream-state,all of these symptoms are CONSTANT... my doctors say its an anxiety disorder I have, I started ahvin these symptoms after being diagnosed with hyperthyroidism , which is back in normal range now. Anxiety really? CT scan normal
Asked On : Fri, 31 Aug 2012
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Aug 2012
Dear Kerrylee,

When you say your hyperthyroidism is back to normal now, does that mean you are having normal thyroid functions or they are showing readings suggestive of hypothyroidism? Are you still on anti-thyroid medications? If so, then may be you should see your Endocrinologist if you haven't seen him or her within last 6 weeks. He/ she might look at the need of lowering or stopping the dose of anti-thyroid agent. If you were never before diagnosed to have anxiety, then wait for the thyroid to really show all values in normal range with your Endocrinologist's advice, then you will start feeling better. I don't think you have genuine anxiety to rush for psychiatric help as fluctuations in thyroid while you have had a history of hyperthyroidism are know to cause such weird symptoms. Take care. If continues to worsen then see the doc ASAP.
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