Endocrinology, sleep deprivation


Q: I had graves disease at 12yrs old. had goiter, thyroid and most of parathyroid removed. take calcium, vit. D, and synthroid. am 54 now. 2 years ago was given zanax for sleep deprivation. had sleep study, told it was normal sleep study but had 3 dreams during night, each causing the ;gotta go pee' feeling, said 0% delta sleep.woke from sleep study out of dream into fully awake panic. how is that normal.? last 2 years, increased anxiety, dreams, weight loss, anxiety, panic attacks. over breathing and underbreathing. had mri done because endocrinologist said high stress hormones in blood and urine. results not back yet. was told then we move on to petuitary gland, then if nothing there, hypothalmus gland. i pace, worry, fear, anxiety, almost uncrontrolable. wake up from a dream in a.m. with shaking, shortness of breath, sometimes in full blown panic. weight loss of 122lbs. in last 14 months. loss of appetite, don't laugh, or enjoy things. trouble concentrating. tired. want to sleep, but the dreams always wake me the same way. yesterday for the first break in 8 months, had 1 good day. felt like the old me for no apparent reason. smiling. couldnt believe that. then went to bed, remember dreaming stressful dream upon waking this morning, chest tightnessa first, and shaking.


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