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

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

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. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hypothyroidism is a medical condition that lowers the level of thyroid hormone to a point where the patient has a marked decrease in overall health. Often the patient does not notice the loss of thyroid hormone for several weeks or more. Once diagnosed with low thyroid hormone levels, the patient will be prescribed with thyroid hormone to a point where the thyroid levels are normal and ...Read more


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Can having hyperthyroidism make you have sudden mood swings?

Can having hyperthyroidism make you have sudden mood swings?

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. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with thyroid disease at 9 years presented as hyperthyroidism and then converted to hypothyroidism. Main concern is mood changes, have done lots of research nothing that links mood changes and thyroid disease. Endocrinologist has never compromise

Diagnosed with thyroid disease at 9 years presented as hyperthyroidism and then converted to hypothyroidism. Main concern is mood changes, have done lots of research nothing that links mood changes and thyroid disease. Endocrinologist has never compromise

Mood changes: Mood changes can be directly related to hormonal levels. Very high thyroid levels mimic anxiety/agitation; very low levels mimic depression. Thyroid levels are measured by lab tests (T3, T4). If you are now hypothyroid, your endocrinologist can rx thyroid hormone to take orally to bring your levels to normal. Mood changes are more likely due to other hormone levels, and interactions are complex. ...Read more

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Lately i've been having crazy mood swings. I have pcos and im taking pills. Im scared it may be perimenopause or something? Is this likely? Almost 18

Not peri-menopause: at age 17 going on 18. Mood swings do not diagnose menopause, pregnancy, or anything else for that matter. Mood swings are more likely due to what's going on in your life than medication or a disease condition. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Is a child who has mood swings and a bad attitude likely to stay that way grow out of by the end of his teen years?

Is a child who has mood swings and a bad attitude likely to stay that way grow out of by the end of his teen years?

Make it a phase: This could be a passing phase or it could be a more chronic pattern that is forming or has already formed. Make sure they are getting a good amount of attention for the things they are doing right but also make sure the right rules and consequences are in place. Talk with your child's counselor or doctor to make sure you set the right balance. ...Read more

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I have been on the nuvaring for 6 months but i get terrible mood swings and don't feel like myself. What can I take that is less likely to cause this?

I have been on the nuvaring for 6 months but i get terrible mood swings and don't feel like myself. What can I take that is less likely to cause this?

mood swings on ring: The NuvaRing releases the contraceptive hormones 24 hours a day but the amount released varies by the week, a lot in the first week, less by the last week, and the week off will also change the hormones. You could switch to a pill with 20 mcg ethinyl Estradiol and 1 mg norethindrone, use it every night without a week off, then your hormones will be the same every day, no cycle, stable mood. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Mood (Definition)

Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more