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Soy And Thyroid Depression
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
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
Consult your doctor: You need to have thorough history/physycal examination and if indicated blood test to find out what is wrong with you. ...Read more
Anxiety: Yes, it is possible. Hyperthyroidism can cause anxiety and hypothyroidism can cause depression. However, the thyroid pathology would need to be significant for such symptoms. I recommend consulting your doctor about your concerns and possible serologic work up for any evidence of thyroid disorder. ...Read more
My thyroid level is low. What is the best thing i can do to get my energy level back. I do have depression as well.?
See your doctor!: Low thyroid levels can cause symptoms similar to depression - low energy, weight gain, apathy. Your primary care provider can check your thyroid and recommend further treatment. Depression can also be present with low thyroid levels but typically you would want to get the thyroid levels back to normal as it may also treat the depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I seem to have no energy during the day. What steps do you recommend for gaining back energy? I have no thyroid problem and no depression.
Many causes: There are so many things that can cause fatigue during the day it's probably best that you discuss this with your doctor so he/she can run labs and find out exactly what's going on with you. At the very least, make sure you get plenty of sleep. Some people gets by with 6 hours but maybe you need more. Also, one of the most common cause of daytime somnolence is obstructive sleep apnea. Eval this. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I had severe post pardym depression w my 2 kids. My youngest is 2.5, I am 34. I am not myself. Could it hormones? Thyroid? What tests r needed?
What illnesses can be misdiagnosed as depression please?I was misdiagnosed with it twice & my daughters been told depression but anti-d's haven't helped (it isn't anaemia or thyroid as she had tests)
Need more info: Depending on her symptoms, that would help decide what other diagnosis might be for example, if she is tired all the time, than as you already noted-anemia or thyroid disease, ...Viral infections such as ebv/mono, hepatitis, etc, low blood pressure, hypoglycemia, etc. Could all be investigated. If need be, re-ask the question, with her symptoms, and some docs may be able to help more. God luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be either/both: There is a lot of overlap between the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction and depression/anxiety. Many psychiatrists and primary care doctors will check thyroid blood tests before considering treating the mood issue. If thyroid is dysfunctional then treating the thyroid condition might improve or alleviate the depression/anxiety. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hypothyroidism: is one of the leading medical causes of a depressed mood. You have obviously checked with your MD and on meds to boost thyroid function, so now you wait. Your MD will adjust the dose upwards or change the Rx is you do not respond within a reasonable time, but the MD and you will decide how long to wait., because it varies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All bloodwork is normal, but i can't sleep! anxiety & depression not the problem, thyroid not the problem either, now what?
Sleep Med Consult: You sound very frustrated, and i can understand this if you're sleep-deprived. So glad you have normal blood work. But why are you emphasizing that anxiety & depression is "not" the problem? One or the other -- or even both -- can often contribute to sleep problems. Your next step could be consulting with a sleep medicine physician, with possible sleep study. http://www.aasmnet.org/. ...Read more
Will I die if don't take levothyroxine? I don't ever take it bc I take to much medication already and I need to take my depression meds before thyroid
Hypothyroidism: I understand of getting tired of taking too much medications. At age 21, problems and conflicts with parents, relationships with separations, work, Alcohol use and finances can cause Depression Not taking levothyroxine has led to increase in your depression See Endocrinologist, have blood test for Thyroid, get his advice. See Psychiatrist for Therapy and discuss not to take depression med. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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