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Afraid to take these Meds

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Hi everybody,
Some already know I went in for a surgery Oct 20th and made it thru fine, got home late the next day. So I'm a little over a week post-op. Before I went in I had bloodwork done for the hospital but also for another doc unrelated to the surgery. Their office called about results when I was gone so I called Monday of this past week.

The nurse says that the bloodwork came back low thyroid and called in Generic Synthroid low dose to the pharmacy. 50 MCG once a day and see him in 3 months. I read up on side effects and some sound so anxiety insommnia related I'm like, hell with this shit!!!

I feel more hyper than hypo thyroid--- and it comes down to fear and trust (lack of) regarding my doctor. I really wanted to talk to him lots of times b-4 the hospital and no calls back. Now he wants me to take something I'm afraid of with no discussion.

I'm afraid I'll end up worse. I have taken it yesterday and today but am debating tossing them out. Anybody tired of feelin like a drug reps dream? Or anybody ever hear of feeling hyper but being hypo? I know this is a medical question but I posted it here cuz my fear is of course on the mental side. Thx,
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sleepingbeauty said:
or you could do what i should have done. shoved them strait up the doctors poo chute.
No kidding. Esp. if they're in a syringe.

Jake, I have read that an underactive thyroid will cause anxiety/panic attacks. I just wish I could remember where I saw it. I've also read about thyroid suppliments being used to augment anti-depressants. Maybe they'd be OK.

I agree w/ sleepingbeauty, though, try for a 2nd opinion (not counting the one I just gave you). Any chance you could see an endocrinologist? Maybe you'll even find an endocrinologist who is an expert on hormonal impact on DP (yeah, right). Actually, now that I think about it, they can't know much less about it than psychiatrists do.
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