Since my levels went all crazy at the end of last month, life has really been a struggle for me. I have good days and bad days. My endo doubled my methimazole, and it seems like the anxiety (I had moderate to severe) is gradually tapering off. But here's the thing: I don't have patience for this crap. I've been told to see a psychiatrist and get on anti-anxiety meds, which I never thought would be something I wuold have to do. I'm leery of getting on any kind of anti-anxiety/anti-depressant beause of the wacky side effects I keep hearing about like anorgasmia or "brain zaps." But if the whole root of the problem is my thyroid, I'd rather just have the darn thing taken out than deal with these mental issues every time my levels are off. Does anyone have any advice on having the RAI vs. a thyroidectomy? Has anyone had persisting anxiety after your thyroid is gone? And reading about Graves' induced psychosis freaks me out. I know that's probably rare, but with all this anxiety crap and feeling like I'm going nuts, I'm afraid I'm gonna go off the deep end. I wanna just go back in time before all this crap started!! :(
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