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depression or thyroid problems?

(9 Posts)
frustratedashell Sun 30-Jun-13 19:46:54

Thanks. I've not heard much from my partner today. That doesn't help and it's winding me up now!

yamsareyammy Sun 30-Jun-13 19:38:51

It does sound like a double dose. Hand holding.

frustratedashell Sun 30-Jun-13 19:32:55

Yes I have a long history of depression. On quite a high dosage of AD. 150 of sertraline

yamsareyammy Sun 30-Jun-13 18:57:31

Definite yes to thyroid.
Not so sure about the depression. But you are on ADs, so presumably the doctor thinks so?

frustratedashell Sun 30-Jun-13 18:45:24

Yes I'm on AD . I think it's probably a combination of both. Feel tired lethargic and low. And bad memory, cold and not much interest in anything. The symptoms are similar, I've looked into it. Plus I miss my partner.

yamsareyammy Sun 30-Jun-13 15:20:41

I have a little knowledge of both, but not much.
And I wouldnt say they have much in common.

I would see how your upped dose of thyroxine goes.

Are you on ADs?

Do you want to say here what your symptoms are?

frustratedashell Sun 30-Jun-13 14:56:44

I've had blood tests , have upped my thyroxine got to have another blood test in 6 weeks.

SnowyMouse Sun 30-Jun-13 14:30:35

Can you ask your GP for blood tests so you know which it is?

frustratedashell Sun 30-Jun-13 13:42:48

I have suffered with depression off and on for 20 years. Have had under active thyroid for probably about 15 years. The 2 things have similar symptoms. I've recently tried upping my thyroxine dose. I feel so tired and down. I have a wonderful partner but he lives miles away. Not seen him this weekend. We are planning to move in together in the next few months. I feel very alone and miserable. Finding it hard to do anything. I know things will get better but it's tough going through it. Just need my hand holding at the moment.

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