Depression symptoms underactive thyroid

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Avatar f tn Have been having severe depression, fatigue, headaches, ache in hip joints in bed, my thyroid I think is now slightly enlarged and sometimes I feel it pulsing, just odd. No energy or motivation just want to go to bed. Prefer to avioid contact with other people - not maintaining any friendships like I used to do. I am peri-menopausal - last period so far Aug 2011.
Avatar f tn Hi just joined i have a underactive thyroid.
Avatar n tn I really don'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.
1128565 tn?1316724743 Yes, some times low thyroid can mimic depression, or make existing depression worse. I'm sure some of the other members here can better help you with these results. Take care.
Avatar f tn It just seems backwards to me to have an Underactive Thyroid and then the doctor lowers the medication? This is for starters. I've had a long history of thyroid disease but in my 20's and 30's it was very overactive. Since my 40's I've had an Underactive Thyroid. Can some of you please shed some light on this condition and tell me what foods will help/hurt, what medications hurt (lithium?). I've done some research but some info seems contradictory.
Avatar m tn They are very similar and have same symptoms. Manic depression is hyperactivity. And depression is inattentive or withdrawal from interests. Start prescribing the adhd meds for depression or inattentive attention disorder, and, mood stabilization meds for maniac disorders or hyperactivity and leave psychotherapy for environmental issues and coping skills for change.
Avatar f tn 0) SR As advised I went to see another GP today and he said I am NOT hypo, yet he could give no answer for my symptoms other than depression. Now I had these symptoms just over a year, I only became depressed the past 6 weeks out of desperation and frustration in feeling so tired and ill. I asked him to check what my TSH was a year ago and guess what it was 2.
1128565 tn?1316724743 Also recently been undergoing tests for Adrennal's underactive and I am on 10mg's of hydrocortisol, I have underactive thyroid and on 100mg's of thyroxine per day. I am a single mum and find it difficult to cope and feel guilty because of this. I think my depression has worsened since on these steroids. I am on a rollercoaster ride up and downs. I don't really want to go on strong anti-depressants, what should I do? Also why do some people with thyroid suffer depression more than others?
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
1128565 tn?1316724743 Who would be a women hey especially with a thyroid problem - underactive. According to the specialists thyroid doesn't interfere with hormones and doesn't cause depression. If you weren't depressed and confused before you went you sure would be after. Why do these so called specialists lie through their teeth. Don't they think we can read and gain knowledge about our conditions?? Please Comment!!!!
1617467 tn?1298683877 If so it is best to post your test results and the ranges provided with them, this way the more experienced members can see where you are at regarding your thyroid, weight gain and depression are symptoms of an underactive thyroid, are you sure it was your T4 that is high? I would think for underactive your T4 would be low and your TSH would be high. Anyway post your labs from the test if not, you can request them from your MD.
Avatar f tn Since I have been diagnosed in September i been depressed and very anxious, together with physical symptoms of underactive thyroid, although i did not put any weight on, i have opposite problem I am too slim and cant put on any weight. My endo said that the increase she gave me will be enough but she said depression and anxiety is not caused by thyroid. I read here in numerous posts that it is clearly linked and since it started after I was diagnosed I dont see what else can cause it.
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?
180255 tn?1371414263 Symptoms such as fatigue, lack of motivation, mood swings and weight gain can be attributed to both and as a consequence is frequently under-diagnosed by healthcare professionals and is misdiagnosed as depression.
Avatar f tn I also take anti depressants and phenytoin citalapram phenobarbital and levythyroxine for underactive thyroid
865758 tn?1285956504 9 and started on Levothyroxine 25mcg. Symtoms are getting worse. Originally just had typical hypo symptoms, fatigue weight gain, etc. Now I am starting to feel hyper symptoms, anxiety, nervouseness, dizzy, insomnia, etc. I went and saw an endocronologist and I had my levels retested about 6 weeks after being on medication and my TSH is now 2.89 but also had a TPO antibody test done and results were >1000. Diagnosis now is Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.
Avatar f tn Yes, your Free T4 is well within the range, and at a good level, but the most important thyroid test result, Free T3, is way too low in the range. Free T3 is the most important because it is the thyroid hormone that largely regulates metabolism and many other body functions. Scientific studies have shown that Free T3 correlated best with hypo symptoms, while Free T4 and TSH did not correlate at all.
1580318 tn?1550258081 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.
1402763 tn?1280918620 I too feel tidying up etc can be too much and I carn't cope. Have you ever had your thyroid tested? I am underactive and it effects you physically and emotionally it's not good. Try St.Johns wart don't go down the road of anti-depressants if you can help it they are highly addictive and it's a hit and miss to treat you they carn't see inside your head it's guess work.
Avatar f tn i did, however, just find out that my thyroid is underactive, which causes some of the same symptoms...i'm on a.d. plust i just started this thyroid med, hopefully, i'll see a change. i'm in a new job also, and it helps alot....i work at a middle school, we just had a week off for winter break, and i did nothing at home! it was awful, i was glad to have to get up and back to work.....go figure... good luck to you. chelley.
Avatar m tn They need to understand that the majority of us are not the hypochondriacs they suppose we are. Whenever thyroid related symptoms are presented (in most cases, even one thyroid related symptom should qualify), a thyroid condition should be ruled out/confirmed, with a full thyroid panel, BEFORE other things, rather than left as a "last resort" thing to look at.
Avatar n tn Hi, I hear you -- and yes, thyroid is one physical prob. that can cause depression and mood swings etc. When you say your thyroid tests are normal, do you know the actual lab #'s? Doc. can sometimes call them normal & they can be borderline. Maybe you need more thyroid med. if so, but that's a question only doc. can decide. Another thing to think about would be female hormones - PMS/ menopause type stuff. I have pretty bad mood dips myself during PMS. Maybe an ob-gyn. type dr.
648192 tn?1236226973 My daughter suffers from bipolar II, Recently I discovered a doc who advocated low thyroid can be the cause of depression, which is a stage of bipolar disease. Could some of her symptoms be hypothyroid, even though the TSH test is "in normal range"? I suffered for years from fatigue, weight gain, dry skin, memory loss, constipation and feeling cold. She has all these symptoms, plus depression and anxiety.
Avatar n tn I think what you are talking about has more to do with the low thyroid, but all that comes with depression, too, which is caused by the thyroid disorder. I would talk to your doctor about depression and maybe getting on some sort of medication for it. I know that is something most people do not want to face, but there is no shame in having it. It just needs to be dealt with. Maybe you could benefit from being on an anti-depressant.
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 n tn it is only until a threshold is reached that underactive thyroid is diagnosed. one can stay below this threshold for years without triggering diagnosis- symptoms- fatigue constipation depression raised cholesterol(heart disease) brain fog apathy dry skin-eczema ARE ALL CAUSED BY IODINE DEFICIENCY. our bodies are designed to be eating fish all day. pls buy kelp or lugols iodine and spread the word. the recommended daily intake is too low-to keep people ill requiring medicines.
Avatar n tn The topic area above is not what I want to discuss. I have had an underactive thyroid Since at least 1997 or possibly a few years earlier than that, I can't remember the exact year. I'm on synthroid/levoxyl, etc., but I'm always still slow, tired, sluggish, overweight and very hard to lose weight. I want to know if it is at all possible to get a thyroid gland removed if possible. Why have it, if it doesn't work properly? If anyone can help or offer advice, that would be great.
Avatar m tn the above symptoms may have other causes. Another problem: rigid blood test interpretation can lead to a missed diagnosis of hypothyroidism. Your thyroid gland Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck. It regulates your body’s energy production. Your thyroid gland produces thyroid hormone (no surprise there). “T4” is the storage form. T4 is converted to “T3” in the thyroid, liver, brain and other tissues. T3 is the active form, 200 times stronger than T4.
680767 tn?1254834175 i was diagnosed with graves at 14 and i had loose bowels, extreme weight loss, couldnt sleep bc i was wired, tremors, unable to control emotions (cry or laugh for no reason) but i never had depression until i was underactive due to a high dose of meds. if he is depressed i wouldnt think he was hyperactive bc i was extreme overactive and honestly never had the issue. i dont remember anything about levels so cant help there but i hope it gets figured out soon. poor guy!! good luck!