are the doctors blowing me off?

one day at work about a month ago i felt like i was going to pass out, my blood pres went threw the roof, i ended up going to the e.r. because i though i was having a heart attck.. they did an ekg blood test chest xray and told me i had a panic attack... i havent felt the same since ive been feeling very dizzy sleeping 12 hours a day jolts threw out my body, i went to the doctor to see what she thought.. i told her my toes keep going numb and im sleeping 12 hours a day and i get this sensation like im wetting myself when i am not!! she told me anxiety and out me on celexa.. i did bad with that so i was told to try zoloft.. same thing. went back to my doctor and told her im having numbing still. she would not refur me to a nurologist until i got my "anxiety" ubder control... that night i couldnt feel my whole hand so i freaked out went back to the e.r. tested my thyroid and gave me a refral to there nurologist... i finaly felt like something was being done..but when i went to see the nurologist he looked at my doctors notes that told him anxiety and only gave me a in offive exam... told me im fine healthy and its the anxiety... why wont they look more into this??? now it feels like the tops of my hands are super bruised and my foots going to numb im afraid to take a shower because i think ill slip or something... sorry about spelling...

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  • 8 years ago
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    "e.r. tested my thyroid" then the doctor did not tell you results???? A main cause of anxiety is thyroid disease.

    Thyroid disease is missed more than found. Three reasons: 1) not checking for antibodies; 2) going by wrong TSH 'normal' range; and, 3) not listening to symptoms.

    You need testing for thyroid ANTIBODIES as well as TSH. TSH ‘norm’ should be .3 – 3 (w/ most feeling best at < 2, like maybe ONE) but, for diagnosis, may not mean much if ANTIBODIES are present which is indicative of Hashimoto’s Autoimmune Thyroiditis (cycles between HYPER & HYPO at start)…it is the main cause of eventual HypOthyroidism but worse (...OR Graves Disease – HypERthyroid from beginning).

    You will have to INSIST they test for the antibodies. [anti-TPO and TgAb] They can code so that ins will pay.

    WARNING: Doctors seem not to want to find/treat thyroid disease. You may have to go to more than one doctor before you get the right tests, interpretation, and treatment. Best wishes.

    ALWAYS GET COPIES OF YOUR LABS.

    Ck these:

    http://thyroid.about.com/bio/Mary-Shomon-350.htm

    http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/

    http://www.thyrophoenix.com/index.html

    http://thyroid.about.com/cs/newsinfo/l/blguideline...

    God bless you

    Source(s): Hashimoto's Autoimmune Thyroiditis sufferer
  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    It might be anxiety or a nerve problem. But these are specialists who have studied medicine for a long time...its probably anxiety. Go to a psychiatrist and see what they say. Ask about possible medication changes and opportunities for therapy such as CBT to gain control of your anxiety

    Source(s): I have anxiety
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    4 years ago

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