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    Advice Appreciated - Overactive thyroid and bulging eyes

    Hi guys, I haven't been diagnosed with a thyroid issue yet but have blood tests on Monday due to sudden symptoms I have developed. I am not a hypochondriac and know that these symptoms are real and completely out of the blue. For the past few weeks I have had a feeling of dizziness - I can only describe it as a sudden rush of adrenaline to my head and I feel like I'm going to pass out. I have also developed a muscle weakness (especially in my right arm) which comes and goes and twitching in my legs (on/off). I am either very fatigued (feel distant and detached) or am full of energy. These moods can change from one day to the next and I also eat like a horse but am not overweight. Within the past week I have suddenly developed what I can only describe as high anxiety/panic which is very frightening and left me feeling very nervous and unable to sleep. I went to the doctor and the very first thing he said to me was did I suffer from thyroid issues because my eyes looked slightly 'bulgy'! I have never noticed this before but have since had a feeling like my right eye is pulsating and it randomly twitches. Obviously I won't know anything until my bloods are done but just wondered what anybody thought. It's very frightening when things are happening to you that you can't explain. Any replies would be much appreciated. Thank you. Michelle

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    Hi Michelle @meche

    I know for from experience that these symptoms might be of hyperthyroidism. Even if the results come out to be in the right range, you may be mildly hyperthyroid but like you said, wait for the results.

    Bulging of eyes is surely hyperthyroid so you could have grave's disease. If it's just mildly over active then you should be able to control it with good diet, plenty of rest and some vitamins and supplements.

    Best thing is wait for th results and do share those with us as quite a few here have beenn hyperthyroid and would be able to give their opinion.

    Sometimes there are phases when you go in overactive mode but body adjusts itself and after a while you are back to normal.

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    Thank you Mike. To look at me, my eyes don't look bulgy - just at times one seems bigger, wider than the other (generally my right eye) but most of the time they look normal. The sudden anxiety and muscle weakness has scared me more than anything but like you say I need to wait for the results instead of self diagnosing! Very anxious time.

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    hi @meche

    let us know the results.
    i can't add anything else since mike did all the job

 

 

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