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Avatar m tn Besides your symptoms might not have anything to do with thyroid levels and could be due to just about anything . Just my personal opinion - so always discuss your health issue with your doctor, always adhere to the doctors advise and you always have the right to a second opinion. GL, 1990 - Hyper/Graves' 1997 - Dia/RAI 1999 - Slight TED, Visible Nodule MVP - Mitral Valve Prolapse SAS - Short Attention Span IED - Intermittent Explosive Disorder (Graves' Range) http://www.nih.
Avatar f tn *difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions *fatigue and decreased energy *feelings of guilt, worthlessness, and/or helplessness *feelings of hopelessness and/or pessimism *insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping *irritability, restlessness *loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex *overeating or appetite loss *persistent aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment *pe
Avatar m tn As for antidepressants, they don't cure anything, they just help with symptoms, and create a whole lot of new symptoms because of their side effects. They can also be very difficult to come off of, depending on what you take and the luck of the draw. They also wouldn't be the first choice for someone just suffering anxiety as you describe, that would probably be some sort of relaxant, not an antidepressant.
Avatar n tn both of which are treatment resistant. The physical and mental symptoms of my anxiety and depression are horrible. I have taken almost every single anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medication out there...SSRIs, SNRIs, atypicals, etc. My internist actually has noted that I am allergic to a number of SSRIs because of the extreme aggression and disorientation it they have caused me.
Avatar f tn im only 39 years old and I take more pills than my 83 year old grandma! I used to take sam-e for depression but it didn't seem to help enough for my depression like the pharmicutical pill do,, what can I do?
Tbd s been any studies of people personally affected by depression. I do know the NIMH states suicide is the 3rd leading cause of fatalities of people between the ages of 13 and 30. I think that tells you its fairly common for young people to be suffering from depression.
Avatar n tn I have many symptoms of hypothyroid, plus possible connected problems (carpal tunnel--had surgery on both hands; anemia; depression). Also a family history (mother hypothyroid; aunt had thyroid cancer; brother has autoimmune disease--M.S.). Lab results came back within "normal" ranges: TSH 0.84 (range: 0.3--5.6) fT4 0.9 (range: 0.4--1.1) My bloodwork from two years prior (Feb 2005) was similar, with low-normal TSH and higher free T4: TSH 0.64 and fT4 1.
696943 tn?1229370200 Bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes mood swings between depression and Mania. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a disorder of emotional regulation ability with frequent uncontrolled emotional extremes. Intense anger, fear of abandonment, low self worth and self-harm are common. It is possible to have both bipolar and BPD. Do a search on the National Institute of Mental Health NIMH website for more details.
Avatar m tn Just a little suggestion. Congratulations again on your 22 years. I look forward to having a year without symptoms (going on 7 months since last manic episode and subsequent depression)!!!!
Avatar n tn My husband has been battling depression for almost 3 years now. We are newlyweds and are just looking for something that will finally do the trick so that we can enjoy being newlyweds before that phase has passed. He started out on 10mg of Lexapro in October of 2006. It was WONDERFUL for about 6 months until his body got used to it. When he went back to his doctor they switched him to Effexor. It made him very sick and nearly suicidal.
Avatar m tn Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a complex mood disorder to manage. It is not the same as major depression and should not be treated the same way. As you are well aware of, bipolar disorder consists of severe cyclic mood swings from mania to depression. There are three major categories of bipolar disorder: I, II, and cyclothymia. It is a good idea to figure which category you are in to better manage your condition.
Avatar n tn Some hypo and hypers share the same symptoms, as well as other health conditions. Symptoms are not necessarily conclusive to thyroid nor should be we blame every ailment on thyroid. Some hypers will gain weight, while some hypos lose weight. It a matter of our personal system.
Avatar f tn The norepinephrine likely has some pro dopamine effects and can be better for negative depression symptoms such as lethargy and poor concentration. Additionally, peripheral pain transmission appears to be decreased with norepinphrine over seratonin agents alone. They both have descending pathways down the spinal cord. Sleep is critical in mood treatment. Recent studies have demonstrated much more rapid improvement of depression with clonazepam coadministered at night for sleep, with Prozac.
Avatar f tn Although changes in sexual desire, sexual performance and sexual satisfaction often occur as a result of depression itself, they also may be a consequence of the drugs used to treat depression." www.medicinenet.com/escitalopram/article.htm Do rule out the possibilty of a UTI as well. Keep us posted on your doubts and progress.
Avatar f tn I'm talking not just being afraid we MIGHT get those symptoms, I'm saying we now HAVE those symptoms. They are very real and they are very scary. You know now what you need to do to free yourself from this malady. Talk with your doctor as soon as you can, get that referal and start the process of getting well. I would like to add just a tiny word of caution here. If your doctor suggests putting you on an antidepressant, hold off until you've had a few sessions with your therapist.
Avatar m tn Drugs that deplete norepinephrine in the CNS (reserpine-like drugs) produce depression-like symptoms (e.g., locomotor hypoactivity) in animal models, whereas drugs that increase norepinephrine levels, such as MAOIs and TCAs, are associated with antidepressant-like effects68. One hypothesis is that these antidepressant-like effects may occur through delayed postsynaptic receptor desensitization, leading to increased receptor responsivity69.
Avatar n tn My first symptoms were muscle spasms,numbness and blurred vision.These symptoms prompted my GP to refer me to a neurologist.It took 2 years of testing to get a diagnoses. MS is an individualized disease, symptoms effect everyone differently.Since my initial symptoms many have surfaced and have shown there ugly side. Many disorders mimic MS.If you are having neurological symptoms see a neurologist.
Avatar n tn Hey,,,The thread down below was closed so replying here. Depression is real on these meds and yes I wouldn't want to let that go as anyone at all feeling like they were weak or couldn't handle. I know lots that are suffering the mental part more so then physical. We all experience different sides it seems and some more severe in others. The depression part just hasn't overall been that bad or big of a battle for me,,,however,,,the flu like symptoms is the one that is getting me down the most.
Avatar f tn My suggestion is, don't avoid the subject of bipolar, but don't go learning all the symptoms and checking to see if you have them. As you have symptoms, discuss them, try some things, but don't let yourself become a victim. I did that, being a victim didn't really help anything. I'm trying to change the world's perception, so everyone wishes they were bipolar. How does that sound?
685562 tn?1447158831 First of all, I deal with Anxiety just about every day, either mental, or physical. And I dont want this to sound like a rant, or Conspiricy theroy, etc, but I do want everyone to hear me out. Im sick of hearing about all of us getting the same remarks from Doctors "its anxiety..its depression..etc" Sounds to me like they partied to much in Med school and use the whole "mental health" thing to make themselfs look smarter..or like they have the answer.
Avatar m tn It does exist, there's certainly grey areas, there's certainly reason to evaluate it carefully and to be careful with the treatment for it. But it does exist..as does depression,anxiety,manic depression etc and so forth. It may not be as prevalent as some think or perhaps it is more prevalent. Who really knows? Not me, not many of us I would think.
Avatar m tn On the hopeful side, for those who got through the first days, struggling with long term follow-on symptoms can be managed. For depression, anxiety, panic attacks, heart or circulatory problems, lethargy and sleep problems, there are mainstream medical resources for you. For cravings I am a poor resource. By the time I tapered and finally quit I did so because I was just taking the stuff to feel normal and hadn't been high on it for years.
Avatar f tn most common mental effects of hyperthyroidism as anxiety, nocturnal anxiety with insomnia, panic attacks, depression, excessive concern about physical symptoms, emotional withdrawal, disorganized thinking, guilt feelings, loss of emotional control, irritability, intense mood swings, episodes of erratic behavior, paranoia, and aggression. Tremors and hyperkinetic movements are also a frequent occurrence and are caused by the effect of excess thyroid hormone on the nervous system.
287996 tn?1312027282 ) The claim that serotonin levels cause anxiety/depression symptoms isn't mine, and I speak of controlling symptoms, rather than "pretend(ing) that this is fixing the problem". In your article, the NIMH states, "[T]he DEMONSTRATED (emphasis mine) efficacy of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors…cannot be used as primary evidence for serotonergic dysfunction in the pathophysiology of these disorders”, and I agree with that, as I stated in my earlier post.
Avatar f tn now get saddled with some disorder of ism I had all the classic symptoms of ADD all through school, I recently did an online checklist for ADHD and came out as "very likely" have it.
Avatar n tn National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Kartini Clinic kartiniclinic.com, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). No one should accept a prognosis that suggests we must choose skinny and depressed vs. fat and happy. Our objective should be holistic physical and mental well-being for a well-balanced engaging and productive life with others.
585414 tn?1288944902 Also the opposite is true, BUT and this is one argument i always hold and many object to it is that BP can be a complication of a psychic disease like you start as OCD person or having a panic disorder or ADHD then an abuse of meds turns you to BP clinically. A few only who can show manic behavior and depression consecutively or alone. The proof is that so many people nowadays are categorized BP the statistics say at least 1/100 don't you think it's too much.