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I have menopause and underactive thyroid

By October 30, 2014 - 12:17pm
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i am suffer from depression I get palpitations im breathless I have ongoing headaches I feel nausea pain in my legs im extremely tired I have anxiety im suffering from stress im scared I cant sleep I get up every hour or so with these fushes I have a fan that runs all night I get dry I find it difficult to cope I feel like I want to die I cannot stand this its making me ill I have tried sage black cohosh other menopause tablets but found nothing that works for me im light headedness and I get awfully dizzy even when I lie down I have to get up as the palpitations I get give me a fright its like my heart stops and then beats again im so scared but I hate feeling this way I just want to end it all I have my 3 sons here and I have lost a son , I feel like im getting worse I need help I cannot carry on with my life the way im feeling I feel like im choking too and my throats all dry someone help me im desperate I have been to my doctors but they don't help me much ive had high blood pressure too someone please help

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Hello lindamcc,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to us. I hope we can offer you support, guidance and a safe forum to vent your feelings.

I understand that you suffer with menopausal symptoms, have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and have hypertension.

Lindamcc, are you currently taking a synthetic thyroid hormone, such as synthroid, to treat the symptoms of an under active thyroid gland?

Are you taking any medication to reduce your high blood pressure?

Have you seen a psychiatrist for your anxiety and depression?

Many of your symptoms, such as problems sleeping, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, nausea, dizziness, and the inability to be calm, are symptoms of an anxiety disorder.

Lindamcc, I want to stress that these symptoms are real and need medical intervention. Thoughts of suicide are a red flag that you need help coping with depression.

You cannot go on like this. Please ask your primary care physician for a referral for a good psychiatrist. Medication and therapy offer great promise.

It is vital that all your physicians are aware of all the medication that you take.

If you feel desperate, call one of your sons, a dear friend or suicide crisis hotline. Things will get better. Never stopping hoping. Help is out there for you.


October 31, 2014 - 8:25am
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Anonymous (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I just don't know what to do im sick of running to doctors all the time I went up to see them they are keeping watch on my blood pressure they say they need to know for sure if I need blood pressure tablets I get dizzy I sleep a lot I have lost interest in everything I feel like I should die I have went to a Chinese shop the Chinese man gave me some pills zhi bai di huang wan for my menopause and asked me to get acupuncture but its bit expensive he said this will hep you I haven't seen a phsychiatrist atall just doctors yes I take thyroxine 100mg and im on lanzoprazol for reflux im sick of feeling this way I woke up choking and its pretty scary as I was so tired I get dizziness all the time doctors don't do much yes my dotor did give me citalopram for depression but I haven't took it in ages I stopped taking it don't like taking tablets its bad enough being on the thyroxine and lanzoprazol I stopped taking the lanzoprazol for a day got heartburn when I was choking it hurt coughin felt like I had tasted blood was weird i know i cant go on ike this my oldest son has gf i don't like to bother him my seond son died ages 24 i miss him a lot of stress i have been under lost him in 2011 he still hasn't been rested yet that's been another thing ive had to deal with because of my sons widow and because my son made me his execator on his will he was in the army and was punched and died by a so called friend i have been fighting to get my son home i lost my dad in 2008 to cancer i miss him and i miss my son i have been under a lot of stress too my doctor knows this but i don't like bothering doctors so much i have my aunty and cousins coming to see me i don't tell anyone how i feel im just getting desperate now don't know what else to do

November 3, 2014 - 1:52pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hello lindamcc,

I can appreciate what you are saying. But, if you do not take the prescribed medication, how do you expect to get better? If you do not seek your doctor's help, how do you expect to get better?

Depression will no go away on its own. We all have our crosses to bear. I have battled two cancers, brain and breast cancer, for the last seven years. I keep fighting because life is to precious.


November 4, 2014 - 11:02am
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