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Hypothyroidism And Pmdd
I have high prolactin levels with pcos I am on ocps and antidepressant that is sertaline hydrochloride for anxiety and panic and mild depression ?
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
Can my psychosis, severe depression, and anxiety be linked to hashimotos disease? Symptoms not better with meds (synthroid (thyroxine) or anti-anxiety/depressents
Possible low progesterone levels? Symptoms: debilitating headaches, mental fogginess, low Vit D levels, mood swings and infertility.
Problems: Your list of symptoms indicates that you need to see your doctor some time soon to work out what is wrong with you and how it can be controlled. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm currently taking sertryline and promazine for depression and anxiety but i'm still feeling low with periods of high and stable mood?
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
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
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
Symptoms vomiting, fatigue, high, bp, cold sensitive, and seizures for 3 months ruled out thyroid, pregnancy, and adrenal issues. Suggestions?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers