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Can estrogen replacement help with anxiety and depression in menopause?

Can estrogen replacement help with anxiety and depression in menopause?

Possibly: If hormones are out of whack and estrogen depleted it may help but usually there is a relative estrogen dominance even in menopause and sometimes progesterone, like Prometrium (micronized progesterone) or a bioitentical cream, may be of more benefit. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

What diet should someone with hypothyroid follow ? Avoid what foods?

Iodine good.: foods from the sea have iodine good. ones that bind up iodine bad (these are all the healthy broccoli family foods like broccoli, kale, cabbage). Just have more good than bad and don't do silly amounts of either ...Read more

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I have high prolactin levels with pcos I am on ocps and antidepressant that is sertaline hydrochloride for anxiety and panic and mild depression ?

I have high prolactin levels with pcos I am on ocps and antidepressant that is sertaline hydrochloride for anxiety and panic and mild depression ?

Not sure?: I'm not certain what question you're asking. It is possible, though very uncommon, for serotonin specific reuptake inhibitors such as sertraline to cause an elevation in serum prolactin. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and chronic stress/anxiety. Does low cortisol cause hypothyroidism?

I have hypothyroidism and chronic stress/anxiety. Does low cortisol cause hypothyroidism?

No: Cortisol is made by the adrenal glands whereas hypothyroidism refers to low levels of thyroid hormone from the thyroid gland. Having one does not cause the other. Chronic stress and anxiety also do not cause these disorders. Low cortisol (adrenal insufficiency) is a rare disorder, typically autoimmune related, and must be diagnosed correctly, not simply by a low cortisol level. ...Read more

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Can my psychosis, severe depression, and anxiety be linked to hashimotos disease? Symptoms not better with meds (synthroid (thyroxine) or anti-anxiety/depressents

Can my psychosis, severe depression, and anxiety be linked to hashimotos disease? Symptoms not better with meds (synthroid (thyroxine) or anti-anxiety/depressents

Problems: 1: You need to have your doctor refer you to a Psychologist to overcome your depression. You may need to be referred to a Neurologist. Your primary doctor must evaluate you regarding your Hashimoto's. ...Read more

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What diet is best for adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

What diet is best for adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /CORTISOL /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. While work up is under way. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com TSH is elevated in HYPOTHYROIDISM. CORTISOL IS LOW IN ADRENAL DEFICIENCY. ...Read more

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How are mood disorder and premenstrual syndrome diagnosed?

How are mood disorder and premenstrual syndrome diagnosed?

Clinical interview: The diagnoses are made after consulting with your doctor. The mood symptoms in premenstrual disorders occur near the end of each monthly cycle. At other times, the individual feels normal. Mood disorder symptoms occur irrespective of where someone is in the menstrual cycle although depression symptoms can worsen premenstrually. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism, metabolic syndrome and am pre-diabetic., with gallstones. Will metformin and Synthroid (thyroxine) help?

I have hypothyroidism, metabolic syndrome and am pre-diabetic., with gallstones. Will metformin and Synthroid (thyroxine) help?

See below: Synthroid (thyroxine) can help hypothyroidism, dosing should be started by your dr.Metformin can help with blood sugar control, though there is no specific recommendations when it cones to pre-diabetes. Exercise and proper diet should be part of the treatment as well. Be well. ...Read more

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Is depression and anxiety typical in people with thyroid issues?

Is depression and anxiety typical in people with thyroid issues?

Thyroidopathy issues: Symptoms of DEPRESSED or ANXIOUS mood which are new OR which have never been truly "worked up" as opposed to being "Diagnosed By Appearance", which I call DBA, should ALWAYS be checked for thyroidopathies by getting at least a TSH & FT4 level. Be happy to answer more questions at: www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi to set up a real time visit or answer more questions. Thanks so much for the ask-GO CAVS! ...Read more

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I'm currently taking sertryline and promazine for depression and anxiety but i'm still feeling low with periods of high and stable mood?

Sxs: Was that high and stable mood or high and unstable mood? If you are experiencing agitation, sleeplessness, rapid thoughts, euphoria, rapid speech, increased energy level, restlessness - please notify your prescribing provider right away. ...Read more

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Is yoga helpful for hypothyroidism and PCOS?

Is yoga helpful for hypothyroidism and PCOS?

Not therapeutic...: If you had practiced it ,you may not have the problem to start with... ...Read more

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Are hyperparathyroidism and hypothyroidism related?

Are hyperparathyroidism and hypothyroidism related?

SEPERATE CONDITIONS: These are two separate conditions and can happen to some patients together There is no concvincing evidence that there is any relationship for these two conditions ...Read more

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Can I have Hashimoto's even with normal TSH levels? I have PCOS and low estrogen and progesterone. Male pattern symptoms.

Can I have Hashimoto's even with normal TSH levels? I have PCOS and low estrogen and progesterone. Male pattern symptoms.

Possible: Hashimoto is an autoimmune condition involving the thyroid, thus the thyroid function test may well be normal the early stage although you will eventually end up with a low thyroid function. ...Read more

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Dear sir, my TSH is 0.741 uIU/ml. I have the all symptoms of hypothyroidism, like weakness, tremor, fatigue, weight gain and cold intolerance?

Dear sir, my TSH is 0.741 uIU/ml. I have the all symptoms of hypothyroidism, like weakness, tremor, fatigue, weight gain and cold intolerance?

Normal TSH Level: Your Blood Test for TSH is normal low range.Normal Level range From 0.5 to 4.5/5.0 This blood test does not suggest that you have Hypothyroidism Consult your doctor and if he/she still suspects Hypothyroidism,repeat the full Thyroid profile including TSH,T3,T4and FreeT4 There may be some other cause of your symptoms.Tremors are usually caused by Hyperthyroidism ...Read more

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Symptoms vomiting, fatigue, high, bp, cold sensitive, and seizures for 3 months ruled out thyroid, pregnancy, and adrenal issues. Suggestions?

Symptoms vomiting, fatigue, high, bp, cold sensitive, and seizures for 3 months ruled out thyroid, pregnancy, and adrenal issues. Suggestions?

Ans: Still many possibilities. Did you have blood cultures drawn. The seizures are most concerning you also need a scan. Keep on it and see your doctor until he has a diagnosis for you. Also have you travelled? Camping? So much has to be checked ...Read more

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Should I take thyroid medication if my TSH is 4.22 and I feel sluggish and brainfog and anxiety and depression?

Should I take thyroid medication if my TSH is 4.22 and I feel sluggish and brainfog and anxiety and depression?

Yes: If you have been prescribed synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism (or subclinical hypothyroidism), take it. Hypothyroidism may cause you to feel depressed and an anti-depressant would be ineffective if your thyroid problem isn't addressed. A TSH of 4.22 suggests hypothyroidism, but is a borderline value and may not be full story. See your doctor for a full work-up. ...Read more

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Can I take amberen (for menopause) with levothyriodxine thyroid medication?

Can I take amberen (for menopause) with levothyriodxine thyroid medication?

Yes, but: Amberen doesn't really work for menopause. There are some decent ingredients in amberen, but it also contains msg, which may be a neurotoxin, particularly in sensitive individuals. The studies listed on amberen's site are of poor quality or are animal studies. I have had several patients try amberen and none have had improvement in symptoms. But you can take it with levothyroxine. ...Read more

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