At one point I was diagnosed as hypothyroid back in January 5.88 tsh
A month ago (May 19th ) I had anxiety
from an adverse reaction to xanax and paxil
which I was on prior less than a week.
When I was in the hospital - they retook my thyroid.- it was 3.8 normal They put me on Ativan .50 every 6 hrs (which I take by alarm clock) for anxiety
Yesterday (one month later) I was told to cut my 1pm dose to .25mg
I had some chills and normal blood pressures but some pulses around mid 50's
by 8pm the pulse was 60 and 10pm 72.
Today I also at 1pm had only .25mg of the ativan
I went for a walk and was totally exhausted and fell asleep
I woke up 4:30pm 113/79 p 61
then after shower 105/84 p69
QUESTION 1 Are chills and tiredness from being hypothyroid again? or is this
drug withdrawal of ativan????
My appointment to see the thyroid doctor is one month away-can't get sooner
QUESTION 2 - Will Ativan hurt me if I am hypothyroid?
I was told to cut down only by .25mg per week as I am highly drug sensitive
So far had mild chest pains relieved when went for a walk. can deal with that.
QUESTION 3 - Does levothyroxine increase or decrease anxiety .
I am very holistic and hate being put on the ativan. It does help me sleep through the night and the old panic
attacks are gone.
I think you really analyze patient's info extremely well and trust your advice and help with these 3 questions. Thank you