Depression symptoms of underactive thyroid

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1580318 tn?1550254481 So i know there's a few ladies on here that have issues with their thyroid, and was wondering what some of your symptoms are. The reason i'm asking is cause i'm wondering if it's become an issue for me. I did an online quiz for thyroid disease, and it came back that i answered 12 of the 33 questions as possible thyroid disease indicators. Which is 36%. Some of the ones i answered yes too were Irritability - this was i think the big one.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid about ten years ago. This was probably about 20 years after I first developed the problem. I finally have a wonderful doctor that is very attentive to how I feel in addition to the numbers. I believe this is at the root of many of my other medical problems; such as sleep apnea, depression, obesity, and the constant pain I am in. I would like to speak with others about this issue and how they are dealing with it. Please respond.
354706 tn?1279470795 It has been almost coming to 3 weeks since my mum had her last chemo. First week was tough when the side-effects hit. Mum’s emotions went yo-yo. Second week was better as there was less down time. Now coming to 3rd week, mum is getting better day by day. Although still sometimes depressed, the good days far outnumbered the bad days. Mum would go for a CT scan in 2 days time and if the results are good, hopefully she would be pronounced as NED. Ok….now on to my personal problem.
578865 tn?1218000343 It might seem a bit wrong, but I'm enjoying having an overactive thyroid.  I love having so much energy, I'm getting lots done and I don't feel tired.  Much better than when my thyroid was underactive.
Avatar n tn Dry skin, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sensitive eyes, exhaustion, muscle aches, depression, weight gain, hair loss etc, etc. How does a sluggish thyroid or lack of thyroid hormone affect so many different bodily functions?
215461 tn?1331862765 I guess it was only a matter of time before depression grabbed me with its nasty claws. The constant anxiety has finally won over. I want to live life. I look out the window longing for some normalcy. I feel lonely and vulnerable. It's as if I am the only one in my world, physically. I'm tired. It's so tiring to constantly be fighting a battle you can't win.
Avatar n tn Symptoms of Hypothyroidism (An underactive thyroid) fatigue, exhaustion feeling run down and sluggish depression difficulty concentrating, brain fog unexplained or excessive weight gain dry, coarse and/or itchy skin dry, coarse and/or thinning hair feeling cold, especially in the extremities constipation muscle cramps increased menstrual flow more frequent periods infertility/miscarriage Symptoms of Hyperthryodisim (An overactive thyroid) nervousness irritability increased perspiration thinn
Avatar f tn now more what else? cancer death? so what!
Avatar f tn s a guessing game for doctors - after RAI to get the right dosage of meds to balance the thyroid levels. It may take time. It may be helpful to ask if a T3 medication can be given in addition to your T4 meds too. Or a combination med of both T3/T4. Cytomel is a T3 only med - Armour is a T3/T4 combination.
Avatar f tn Since undiagnosed thyroid problems can dramatically increase your risk of obesity, heart disease, depression, anxiety, hair loss, sexual dysfunction, infertility and a host of other symptoms and health problems Aches and pains in your muscles and joints, weakness in the arms and a tendency to develop carpal tunnel in the arms/hands, tarsal tunnel in the legs, and plantars fasciitis in the feet can all be symptoms of undiagnosed thyroid problems.
Avatar m tn t think I am experienced enough to give you all the answers you need although since I have Hypothyroid, I know what the symptoms are because I have had just about all of them, I also know that when you have a thyroidectomy, it is because your thyroid is Hyperactive, Producing too musc hormone that is called T4 then your body converts the into Free T3, which is the hormone that your body needs, when they remove your thyroid or a portion of it, they reduce the amount of T4 that is produced, it is
Avatar n tn t know what to do, maybe you can tell me the symptoms of an underactive thyroid, please help me out here and tell me what to do. Thank you so much! Jenn L.
Avatar f tn It may be worth getting your blood checked to make sure that your underactive thyroid is under control. Suffering from depression, being under stress and anxiety can all affect the memory as well as lack of sleep and being dehydrated. Make sure that you drink plenty of water so as not to get dehydrated. With the medication that you are on, I presume that you are not drinking any alcohol.
Avatar n tn An underactive thyroid can cause weight gain, depression, muscle aches, fatigue, dry skin and dry or brittle hair, hair loss, constipation, a constant feeling of being cold, and many other symptoms. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn I would pay a visit to your MD and request a thyroid panel, and a Complete blood workup (CBC) Fatigue is a sign of underactive thyroid in addition to other issues, are you taking Paxil for depression? Depression and anxiety are symptoms also. So a thyroid imbalance is possible, but you would need to get blood tests done to determine if that is the case or not.
Avatar n tn My boyfriend has just been told he has an underactive thyroid, can you help me and tell me what a thyroid is I know you can have underactive and overactive and somebody told me its to do with the throat please help me as i am 31 years old with his 2 children and i had a strict upbringing, my last relative (my mother) died 2 years ago and I only have Michael and I love him so much I don't want to lose him.
Avatar m tn Please understand that TSH is a pituitary hormone that is supposed to accurately reflect the levels of the biologically active thyroid hormones, Free T3 and Free T4; however, TSH cannot be shown to correlate well with either much less with hypo symptoms, which are most important. With that said, your TSH is well above range and usually indicative of a patient still being hypo. Are you having hypo symptoms? If so, which ones are you noticing?
Avatar n tn what are the symptoms of under active thyroid
1327431 tn?1327072104 m not having any hyper symptoms. Your dose( 50mcg to 25mcg of levothyroxine) is pretty low after RAI. I would push for them to test FT3, as my dr wouldn't test it until I really pushed!
585708 tn?1247192813 I have had cold feet for three years, this went into my whole body about three months ago. I had an ultrasound that showed 4 small nodules and a little bit large. They say my thyroid blood work is on the high end of normal but because I have very low testosterone they are wanting for that to go up (with Andro-Gel but may switch to injectable) before they go for the thyroid, to see if there is a change with normal testosterone, In my opinion.
1289966 tn?1326101570 If you have a good thyroid doctor that will treat your symptoms by testing and adjusting levels of the actual, biologically active thyroid hormones (free T3 and free T4), then you should be able to get your metabolism back to what is normal for you. FT3 is the most important because it is four times as active as FT4, plus FT3 largely regulates metabolism and many other body functions. Studies have also shown that FT3 correlates best with hypo symptoms.