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What is the best antidepressant to take if you are taking thyroid medication?

What is the best antidepressant to take if you are taking thyroid medication?

Best Antidepressant: No best antidepressant exists. Different people respond differently thru trial & error, mostly guided by tolerability & side-effect profiles of the medicines, history of prior response, & family history of response to similar medications. ...Read more

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Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


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Dr.Says thyroid panel shows hyperthyroid but i'm 200 lbs & gaining.What could be wrong?He prescribed me antidepressants until next labs.

hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism increases your metabolism but also your appetite. You can certainly be obese and hyperthyroid. If you are indeed hyperthyroid, you need to be treated. You may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Do antidepressant drugs like zoloft or paxil (paroxetine) affect thyroid function? Is it safe to take thyroid booster with antidepressant medicine? Thanks

Do antidepressant drugs like zoloft or paxil (paroxetine) affect thyroid function? Is it safe to take thyroid booster with antidepressant medicine?
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See answer: Antidepressants don't affect thyroid function. Safe to take thyroid medication together with antidepressants as prescribed. Some symptoms of depression and thyroid disorder may overlap. However, the cause may be one or the other. Lengthy medical training provides that expertise. Take care. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause bad circulation and rapid weight gain? Put on 20 pds , now 120 in 3 weeks after being 100 pds since h.S. 5' tall.

Can thyroid problems cause bad circulation and rapid weight gain? Put on 20 pds , now 120 in 3 weeks after being 100 pds since h.S. 5' tall.

Yes: A slow functioning thyroid can lower your metabolism making you feel tired, have weight gain and a slower heart beat. Have someone check your levels. Good luck. ...Read more

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If my grandma has thyroid problems could I and what causes bad thyroid or what makes it bad?

If my grandma has thyroid problems could I and what causes bad thyroid or what makes it bad?

Possible: Autoimmune thyroiditis, the commonest being hashimoto's disease, does indeed have a strong genetic predisposition, more from the mom's side. Of course it will still depend on what type of thyroid problem your gm has. If you think you are experiencing symptoms of low thyroid such as hair loss, excessive fatigue, memory loss or cold intolerance, then please have your pcp check your thyroid levels. ...Read more

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Can Thyroid problems cause anxiety depression ?

Can Thyroid problems cause anxiety depression ?

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

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What are the most common causes of thyroid problems?

What are the most common causes of thyroid problems?

AUTOIMMUNITY/IODINE&: The most common causes of Thyroid Problems are Iodine Deficiency which causes Goiter and Hypothyroiism Autoimmunity may cause Hypothyroidism like in Graves Disease causing Hyperthyroidism and Hashimoto Disease cauing Hypothyroidism Cancer of Thyroid ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause miscarriage?

Can thyroid problems cause miscarriage?

Yes: If your thyroid activity is already low, you have increased risk of miscarriage. Also, it's important to remember that if you are already on thyroid supplementation, once you get pregnant, you might need to be retested and have your dose adjusted higher. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more