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When I get stressed and feel anxious I can become sure that it's something like diabetes or thyroid. I've got a diabetes sugar monitor ready to check when I feel like this... sadly for me.. there is no way to check overactive thyroid without having a doctors blood test.
I've been to the doctor and had full test a few months back which tested for liver, kidney, thyroid, etc. Apparenlty it came back clear, however, I never got to see the results which makes me think: what were they? what if they didn't check them properly? What if this what if that?

The sysmptoms of anxiety are nearly identical to those with thyroid disorder and also diabetes, which Is why I focus on them. I also had my testostorone checked, and this was low.

I suffer from vitiligo, a condition that attacks your skin and autoamune leaving white patches on skin and greys hairs in those areas. Thankfully for me so far, it's not very wide spread and only in three small areas. But thyroid and this are commonly connected as auto immune, which again makes me think I got thyroid issue. I also have a few hairs that are grey, hoping it's not pre mature greying, but again can be another sysmptom of thyroid.
I got no sex drive and find it hard to get erection (could just be stress and anxity a phycological issue). Nervous energy. Slighlty shaky hands, but nothing too noticable, very stiff knuckes (probably due to tensing hands when really stressed). Acne spots that come and go (again could be stress of thyroid).

Anyway, all of these sysmptoms I guess could be either or. The fact is I did get the blood test done, do you think I should stop worrying it's a physical health issue? I wonder sometimes if I have OCD as I get obbsessed with this stuff. But when really stressed I confince myself it's physical and not phycological.

Please advise , thanks!
 

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It's worth checking your results to see if you don't have a case of subclinical hypo/hyperthyroidism in my opinion. Though regular doctors don't buy into this.

My thyroid results are fine according to norms, but they're still on the lower side of the spectrum. I'm boosting my levels to see if my depression/anxiety gets any better. It could be totally unrelated though.
 

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You might try to get a second opinion from another doctor or try going to an endocrinologist if you can. I was only diagnosed with my hormonal issues when I saw a specialist. Before that they could not figure out what was wrong with me.
 

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I'm sure i wouldnt be underactive as I've also tested that myself (you can test yourself for that) but sadly can't test yourself for over-active. There are sites online that allow you to send off a blood sample and then they tell you the results, but a little costly. This seems a good option? They send full report. But it's weather I need to bother with this. It's probably just anxiety?
 

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It's probably just anxiety?
That's my take on it.

But I know from your posting history that my feedback will make no difference.

(One thing to keep in mind though...those sites where you pay for tests, they have every reason to make up results and no real reason to be thorough, just so they get paid. Personal doctors don't have as much incentive to do such things, and have far more incentive to be honest and thorough. Just saying...)

--coming from someone with a messed-up thyroid
 
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