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A 31-year-old member asked:

Does having hyperthyroidism make you likely to have sudden mood swings?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: This is one symptom of hyperthyroidism (although there are many other causes for mood swing as well). I would treat the hyperthyroidism. If the mood swing goes away, then the hyperthyroidism was the cause. If not, continue to search for other etiologies.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can having hyperthyroidism make you have sudden mood swings?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Yes: Hyperthyroidism puts your whole body and mind in a "hyper" state. Mood swings are a common symptom. In susceptible people, it can worsen bipolar and other mental health disorders.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Does hyperthyroidism make you have abrupt mood swings?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: It can make you more irritable, short tempered, mood swing.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Does having hyperthyroidism make you have rapid mood swings?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
It can: This is one symptom of hyperthyroidism- irritability and mood swing.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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