My Endo did tell me that PMS plays a part, but I was hoping that as the thyroid levels returned to normal that it would cease to be a factor. I read an article that stated that during PMS “noradrenlaine” is stimulated that causes among other things anxiety and irritability. I would guess that being that are thyroid hormones are aggravating the adrenal glands anyway…we would get it worse. Still, you tend to have this hope that PTU is going to cure the anxiety, cure the heart rollercoaster. If it doesn’t, then what on earth will?? I got whammied with the insomnia thing AGAIN last night after actually getting a couple of nights sleep before. It seems that when you get your hopes up that things are starting to go right, they go awry. And gee, I don’t even have PMS yet!
Karen, I always have postnasal drip and drove myself crazy the first weeks on PTU wondering if the sore throat I was getting was from one or the other. It turned out to be the post nasal drip…but I actually went to the doctor thinking I needed a blood cell count. I’ve never been a worry wart before, but that’s another “symptom” of this disease! I have seen doctors more in the last 4 months than I did through three childbirths and a lifetime!
Bruce, I agree…sometimes it is just good “hours” to be thankful for, I’ve yet to have had an entirely good day since the nightmare began. How does one get used to life like this? I suppose there is no choice in the matter and “keeping a stiff upper lip” is the only way to keep a grip.