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originally posted by: GorillaSnoop
Here's what you don't want to hear. It won't get better until you start a treatment plan with your doctor and follow it. I have Graves Disease so I know exactly how you are feeling. It WILL gradually get better as you progress through your treatment. It sucks. I found out I had thyroid issues after being sober for 6 months. Double Whammy! for anxiety and sleep issues. My GP started me on anti-thyroid drugs and beta blockers until I could get in with the endocrinologist. That helps, but its gradual. I tried melatonin and some herbals, but what I found worked the best was exercise. Exhaustive exercise. Think boot camp cardio. Swimming and calisthenics worked great for me. The exercise may have become unhealthy to be truthful, but it worked. Diet may not do you a heck of a lot of good until you get real treatment from your doctor.
You have a metabolism right now that is well into overdrive. You're probably crapping 5-6 times a day and eating 5000+ calories.
Healthy calories are better than junk. Diet can help a lot later, though, especially once prescription antithyroids are in the mix. Do some research. Buy some books. Educate yourself. Meditation helps, too.
It's going to be unpleasant for a while. Keep in contact with your doctor and take your meds at the same time every day.
For now, exercise will help you sleep, and it helps with the anxiety.
reply to: Bluesma