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Depression Hyperthyroidism Peri Menopause
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
Possibly, but: I don't know what treatment you're now receiving, or whether you're being followed by an endocrinologist? Have you seen a psychiatrist? Often, collaborative treatment is needed to evaluate and effectively treat these conditions. You don't list any medications in your patient information. So, please work with your own physician, who can advise you better than we can from healthtap. Be well. ...Read more
Rhinitis, hives, anxiety, depression. Tested positive for hyperthyroidism and specialist appt only in 6 mths. Any strategies to cope in the meantime?
Hi. I am 22 years old, i have hyperthyroidism n depression, i an on risperidone for my voices, and now i have trouble breathing laying down n sitting?
I have a hyperthyroid and I am taking methimazole - will this medication make you depressed?
If so what else can you do?
Hyperthyroidism: It is unlikely that your med to treat your overactive thyroid is making you depressed. It is very common as your body is going through hyper to normal and then perhaps hypothyroid state to have many mood swings. Stay active, exercise and talk to your doctor if it continues. I would not stop the med without asking your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medical treatment: Isn't it amazing how intertwined our physical and emotional health is? In this situation, it is imperative that your hyperthyroidism be treated. If the thyroid is too active or too inactive, either can lead to marked problems with mood. Work with a good internist or endocrinologist. Take care. ...Read more
I'm on meds for hyperthyroidism. I'm 300lbs, depressed & exhausted all the time. Could I have switch to hypothyroidism ?
Its possible. : its always possible. have your hormones levels checked to ensure you are on the appropriate dose. discuss it with your physician. ...Read more
Hyperthyroidism for 5 years. Had a sonar done and a nodule 13mm in size was found. Extreme palpitaions, tired, depressed. Is this normal?
Hyperthy & nodule: Hi. No, it is not "normal" to be hyperthyroid and have a nodule. If you've had it for 5 years, is someone treating it? Is the cause of the hyperthyroidism known (i.e., Graves' vs. toxic adenoma/s)? If it's Graves', the nodule needs a needle biopsy to see if it's cancer. If it's a toxic adenoma, a thyroid scan will tell if the nodule is the cause of the hyperthy (those nodules aren't cancerous). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could an overactive thyroid gland stunt growth, cause excessive saliva production or cause depression?
Yes: Mood swings, mood changes, depression and lack of energy are all signs of perimenopause. Sometimes this is due to decreases in metabolism, decreased activity, decreased libido. Sleep disturbances, or lack of sleep can contribute as well. Exercise, at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular at least 5-6 days a week can help. Sometimes women start on an ssri to get through these changes. Consult md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do identify if i'm having depression or anxiety due to menopause and hormones or due to something else? How do I know if the feelings i'm having are depression, anxiety or hormonal? (i'm 46 and might be in that peri-menopausal range). Who should I tal
Hi. : Hi. You might start by talking to your gynecologist. She or he can check your hormones and get an idea of whether you are perimenopausal. There may be things that the gynecologist recommends that could help your symptoms. After a thorough evaluation, your gynecologist might recommend a psychiatric assessment. Perimenopause can definately lead to mood changes in some women (to included both depressed mood and anxiety). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: In my clinical experience it is highly unlikely, although individual results might vary. It can't hurt to try for a short while, but don't expect a miracle. Further, be aware the otc 'progesterone creams' rarely contain any actual Progesterone (especially the mexican yam extracts, ) and the amount and bioavailability is pretty unreliable - sorry to say. ...Read more
Could i be goin thru menopause could it make my anxiety and depression worse im 49 still have periods?
Yes: You awe in the peri menopause and things are changing . Hormones are less consistent , sometimes there are aging issues, passage of fertility, and depression is common during this time. Treating with hormone replacement sometimes helps but is not helpful long term. It's a hard time. If you've had depression before you may need treatment. Solving one problem at a time helps. Exercise regularly. ...Read more
The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
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