Friday, January 2, 2009

A 'Thyroid Storm' of sorts

I'm not literally in the midst of a thyroid storm, obviously. But, I have just had an emotional storm that from what I've read, may or may not have something to do with my thyroid.

Earlier this evening I had an emotional outburst that has now left me emotionally, as well as physically drained. In retrospect, it was an over-reaction to a tense situation. I wish I could say that this just isn't like me...but, unfortunately, it's something to which I am no stranger. This has been happening for longer than I had realized. It's a pattern that happens when I perceive myself to be overwhelmed with stress.

What I don't know is whether or not this is a normal response to stress given the situation and my recent diagnosis and the speed at which this whole thing is going....or, if it's perhaps part of a whole hypothyroid syndrome. I certainly have read that with low cortisol levels and hypothyroidism these sorts of emotional storms can occur. But, I don't want to use this as an opportunity to excuse my bad behavior. Honestly, I just want to feel better and experience some calmer weather.

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