I've recently posted about a terrible episode, of which I still don't know the origin, where I shook violently for over an hour and went to the ER. My thoughts were hormones (as the past 3 months I've been having hot flashes/sweats around my period), thyroid, medication lowering... I've already lost weight, quit school, cannot work, and am terrified. I also feel alone in that I cannot trust my drs and am even looking for a new psychiatrist b/c mine just thinks its panic and has nothing to do w/meds, is washing her hands of my problem. I am left doing all the work, possibly ordering a saliva test through the damn mail since drs don't do them--they do blood tests (for hormones, thyroid) which are unreliable and do not account for the bio-available hormones in the body like saliva tests do. These tests will cost me hundreds of dollars, whereas at my hospital, I have financial aid, since I am below poverty level income.
I've read from a naturopathic dr, who's written some books, Dr. Sherril Selman, and I've also emailed her about what I went through, and she has said to go to a naturopathic dr. and names many things hormonally that can mess up your system.
If anyone has been to one, please post your experiences here and let me know what happened and if it helped.