Well... if ascending/descending aortic dissections, 3 aneurysms, 2 major strokes, constant hypo-tension (medically induced LOW blood pressure) and degenerative discs w/ associated back spasms weren't enough, I received the lovely news a month ago... that my thyroid, has gone into a hyper state again. First time, was prior to all my medical issues. I wouldn't have ever known, unless the doctor just happened to run my thyroid levels. So I've been tested regularly since then. At the time, I was medicated and my levels returned to normal. However, I did develop benign lumps and goiter (thyroid inflammation). Fast Forward, post all my medical issues and I noticed a few months ago, that my anxiety and stress were at close to uncontrollable levels. I'd get maybe 2 hours relief from pharmaceuticals and less than that with MMJ. I hadn't said anything to my doctor, but during a regular check of my thyroid levels, its showing hyper again. So far, the levels aren't dangerously high on the blood test, the thyroid uptake was a bit high, though not dangerously... but the symptoms are 10x worse. I can't talk for more than 5 - 10 minutes before my voice starts to go out and my throat starts to hurt, horribly... especially when swallowing. It feels like trying to swallow a razor-blade at the sternum. If I get choked up, by something... my whole throat feels like its swelling shut. The worst part though, is the hyperactive thyroid produces hormone levels that shoot stress and anxiety thru the roof. My two worst mortal enemies, no joke, no exaggeration. The heart palpitations aren't a walk in the park either. So what to do... when your own body is trying to kill you?