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mental health and thyroid disorder

Posted In: Thyroid conditions 6 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 26, 2009
  • 00:02 PM

I am mildly hyperthyroid and I have it fairly well under control (I think) that is my symptoms are not extreme and those that are I can cope with except for the mental side of it
I have often read that bipolar and depression are caused by thyroid disorder but this is something else ,Im neither depressed or bipolar but apathetic & antisocial , over the years since being diagnosed I have pushed family & friends away till I now stand alone...literally
I now only speak to one family member a week for a few hours otherwise my world is silent and solitary and I rarely leave the house , Im ok with this situation most of the time but sometimes I get so lonely I despair and worry that with lack of social contact I will lose my mind eventually ...what do you think?
and please dont tell me to get out there and join a club , Im not an outgoing person nor do I relate well to people ,obviously

thanks for your thoughts

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  • When you say that you mostly have your hyperthyroidism under control what do you mean? Are you taking medication or are you trying to control it naturally? Depression, anxiety and nervousness are all common symptoms of thyroid conditions. Did you have your symptoms before the thyroid problem or have you specifically noticed them come on with the thyroid problem? If it is the latter, then I would suggest that maybe the hyperthyroidism isn't under control enough. Please be aware if you are having a racing heart and palpitations that this needs to be addressed medically as it can and does lead to heart damage. My advice would be to find a endocrinologist with an excellent reputation and talk to them about this problem. Medical problems are hard enough without support from loved ones.
    krossie7 5 Replies
    • January 26, 2009
    • 09:42 PM
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  • I am controlling my thyroid naturally with herbs the endos dont think it warrents treatment as labs come back within normal range except for low TSH and since I dont have a racing heart or some of the extreme symptoms they dont want to know me and they ignore the anxiety heat intolerance ..docs are a waste of time
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 26, 2009
    • 10:32 PM
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  • You might want to try changing your diet to a low glycemic diet. Magnesium and vitamin D are also great for dealing with your symptoms. Try it for a month and you should notice a big difference with depression.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 28, 2009
    • 07:41 PM
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  • depression is not the issue
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 30, 2009
    • 08:49 PM
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  • You still haven't said if you had these problems before the thyroid problem. If you did then it is probably part of your personality and if you want to change that you will need to find someone who can help you eg. a counsellor. If it came after then I suggest you need to find a different dr (all drs are not created equal) because these symptoms could definitely be the result of you not feeling well in yourself. You could also trying doing the blood work again as thyroid functions can change quite rapidly. Good luck.
    krossie7 5 Replies
    • February 1, 2009
    • 07:26 PM
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  • read the original post
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 1, 2009
    • 08:20 PM
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