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Old 04-03-2011, 10:12 PM
 
Location: You Ta Zhou
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I am starting to think I have hyperthyroidism, which is pretty much the family curse. I know for sure that three family members have had it, including my uncle when he was my age, and my symptoms seem similar to theirs. Even though I'm male and young, the fact that my uncle was as old as I am now makes it seem relatively likely. I'll have a doctor check for sure.

The question isn't if I have Grave's Disease. I'd like to know, how would hyperthyroidism affect social anxiety? It is not the complete cause of it, because I've been shy for longer than hyperthyroidism symptoms appeared, but I read that it can cause anxiety, so does that include social anxiety? People have said that I've been acting jumpy and I feel much more that way recently. Any thoughts?
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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I know hyperthyroidism can give you heart palpitations and cause excessive sweating. Otherwise, dunno, I have hypo-. An excellent source of information on all topics related to thyroid issues can be found at Thyroid Disease Information - Hypothyroidism - Hyperthyroidism - Thyroid Cancer - Autoimmune Disease - Hashimoto's - Graves' - Goiter - Nodules
You can subscribe to Mary Shomon's thyroid info newsletter through there, too. It's worth reading.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:17 PM
 
Location: You Ta Zhou
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I know hyperthyroidism can give you heart palpitations and cause excessive sweating. Otherwise, dunno, I have hypo-. An excellent source of information on all topics related to thyroid issues can be found at Thyroid Disease Information - Hypothyroidism - Hyperthyroidism - Thyroid Cancer - Autoimmune Disease - Hashimoto's - Graves' - Goiter - Nodules
You can subscribe to Mary Shomon's thyroid info newsletter through there, too. It's worth reading.
Thank you! After so long without a response, I'm glad to have at least somewhere to start.
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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Mary J. Shoman has published several books about thyroid issues, too. They should be available online from the usual booksellers. She's not a doctor, but she's a knowledgeable authority and does a good job of breaking down medical info for general consumption. I've gotten a lot of pertinent education from her related to my problem.
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