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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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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

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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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How can I cure extreme mood swings?

How can I cure extreme mood swings?

See a psychiatrist : For an evaluation. If the mood swings are extreme you may have bipolar 1 or 2 and need medication. Get an evaluation. Psychotherapy may help as well. ...Read more

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What do I do about awful mood swings?

What do I do about awful mood swings?

Assessment and treat: An old saying goes if you did not want to have mood swings, you made the first mistake - you were born human not a rock. While some mood fluctuations are part of being human when they are disruptive to sleep, health, relations, or funcitoning, they may be a symptoms of a mood or medical disorder. A medical assessment and psychiatric/clinical psychology assessment will lead to the best treatment. ...Read more

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How to lessen one's mood swings off meds?

How to lessen one's mood swings off meds?

Why off meds?: Practice good coping skills and self care. Exercise can help with depressed mood and sleep is critical to keeping mood stable. Utilize psychotherapy - cbt in particular has been shown to be effective with the treatment of mood disorders. If you were previously on medications for mood stabilization i would want to know why you are now off them and are you under a doctors care? ...Read more

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What should I do about my terrible mood swings?

What should I do about my terrible mood swings?

Seek treatment.: Fortunately much can be done with psychotherapy and medications. Start with a psychiatrist with a reputation for treating mood disorders. Therapy and exercise, stress reduction and relaxation techniques, treatment of medical illnesses that may be contributing ( thyroid disorders, sleep disorders), alternative medicine therapies such as vitamins, yoga, and resolution of past trauma , etc all help. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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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