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    Still trying-and failing!
    chteacher posted:
    I am on a low dose (.1) Estrogen patch and 100 mg progesterone. I do not have hot flashes or night sweats any more. Since my anxiety was off the charts at my last doctor's visit, he prescribed Trintellix ( an antidepressant) and I am still taking a small dose of xanax every day. I still have a jittery feeling, my heart races, severe hypochondria, trouble sleeping (staying asleep) and some mild cramping and diarrhea. My friend gave me an article about getting my thyroid checked. Many of my symptoms sound like hyperthyroid. I made an appointment but couldn't get in until October! All I want to do is feel better. Is there anyone out there who is feeling this way and has tried something else? (I am currently weaning myself off the makes me nauseated and may be contributing to the diarrhea.) I am truly miserable. Help!
    editor_morgan responded:
    Hi Chteacher,
    I'm so sorry that you have been so miserable. Nobody deserves to have to live with such discomfort. Have you considered seeking a second opinion? Your satisfaction with your treatment is of utmost importance.
    Here are links to information on WebMD that you might find helpful:

    Hyperthyroidism - Topic Overview
    Overactive Thyroid (Hyperthyroidism) Information
    If you do in fact have hyperthyroidism then that is a condition that you need to seek treatment for. Please consult a doctor and let us know the outcome.
    We are here for you.
    Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
    Dear chteacher,
    Indeed I agree with Editor_morgan that you shouldn't be so miserable!
    See if your doctor would just order thyroid function tests to be ordered at a local laboratory (you don't need a doctor's appointment, just the blood tests)-and then his office could get you the results right away-see if they could just order the blood tests for you-
    Good luck,
    Mary Jane

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