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Atypical Depression Is A Thyroid Problem
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Anxiety: Yes, it is possible. Hyperthyroidism can cause anxiety and hypothyroidism can cause depression. However, the thyroid pathology would need to be significant for such symptoms. I recommend consulting your doctor about your concerns and possible serologic work up for any evidence of thyroid disorder. ...Read more
I seem to have no energy during the day. What steps do you recommend for gaining back energy? I have no thyroid problem and no depression.
Many causes: There are so many things that can cause fatigue during the day it's probably best that you discuss this with your doctor so he/she can run labs and find out exactly what's going on with you. At the very least, make sure you get plenty of sleep. Some people gets by with 6 hours but maybe you need more. Also, one of the most common cause of daytime somnolence is obstructive sleep apnea. Eval this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
All bloodwork is normal, but i can't sleep! anxiety & depression not the problem, thyroid not the problem either, now what?
Sleep Med Consult: You sound very frustrated, and i can understand this if you're sleep-deprived. So glad you have normal blood work. But why are you emphasizing that anxiety & depression is "not" the problem? One or the other -- or even both -- can often contribute to sleep problems. Your next step could be consulting with a sleep medicine physician, with possible sleep study. http://www.aasmnet.org/. ...Read more
I'm on two depression meds, and i'm always tired no matter how much sleep i get. My thyroid has been checked and is fine. What's the problem?
Multifactorial: Could b many things. Depression makes some people feel really tired. U only list one anti depressant, but also an anti histamine, which for some can cause fatigue. I would suggest eliminating alcohol completely since it can distort sleep architecture and cause non-restorative sleep. Make sure you're staying active during the day and unwinding properly at night. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have depression and I have no thyroid problems, I can take the amino acid L-tyrosine to burn fat and have a better mood?
Could I suffer from thyroid problems ( both parents have)? I'm colder than other people always cold feet &might have mild depression ( 2 possb sympt)
My TSH is 1.5, but I'm concerned by some issues: fatigue, loss of sex drive, depression (new), cold sores, high LDL, memory. Could be thyroid problem?
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