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What could cause extreme anxiety symptoms and depressive feelings in a person with a medical history of thyroid imbalance and hyperthyroid?


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Answered by

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At November 10, 2023
Reviewed AtNovember 10, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I had thyroid imbalance and hyperthyroid (silent or subacute thyroiditis) two years ago and had really bad anxiety symptoms (dizziness, imbalance, rapid heartbeat, body stiffness, unable to concentrate, etc.) The thyroid indexes came back to normal after three months on its own however I did not recover fully from the symptoms. I am gradually getting better and symptoms are reducing in magnitude but I have not yet fully recovered. I have tightness or stiffness on the right side of my neck, shoulder, back, hips and high anxiety or depressive feelings, and at times palpitations. All thyroid indexes are normal. I am getting better at a slow pace over the last two years but still have not fully recovered. Please suggest what should I do to feel healthy again. I am currently on cholesterol medication and took a beta-blocker during the hyperthyroid phase.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Shaikh Sadaf


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern.

Well, can you check your cholesterol levels and vitamin D levels, and calcium levels as well? Try to check your blood pressure and pulse and record it morning and evening twice a day for a week or so and let me know. In the meantime try to do yoga or deep breathing exercises or meditation daily for 30 minutes before sleeping.

Hope you get back with the required tests and readings. Good luck.


Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf
Dr. Shaikh Sadaf


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