I have massive panic attacks when I have to get blood drawn. I'm talking heart pounding, passing out levels- I have my entire life. I've tried every single thing (deep breathing, relaxation techniques, even hypnosis) and nothing helps. Finally my Doc gave me Xanax for when I need to get routine work done.
Tomorrow I need to get a draw for hormone levels, because I may be hyperthyroid. Does anybody know if it will have any effect on the results? I've never had a test specifically for TSH. Of course I just thought of it, and my doc is gone for the day already so I can't call and ask, and the Almighty Google is not any help at all