Posted by M on March 25, 2000, at 12:40:01
In reply to Re: Wallowing, or...., posted by d on March 25, 2000, at 11:06:09
> Definitely ask to see results of thyroid screen. If within normal range but on high side, you would be wise to try treating it. It is true - what's normal for some isn't for others. That's the reason for ranges, ain't it?
Makes sense to me. Unfortunately, the docs don't necessarily agree. To some of them, "normal" at any range=no meds.
A couple of years ago when I was having difficulty finding an effective AD, the pdoc suggested augmenting Wellbutrin with Synthroid, Ritalin, or Dexedrine; however, he would not prescribe a stimulant without first getting a clearance from my cardiologist. The cardiologist's response? "My god, that's SPEED! I can't agree with that! Besides, you don't look depressed to ME." Obviously, the pdoc couldn't risk the liability of prescribing a drug the cardiologist didn't condone(btw, the cardic condition has been stable for many years.)
I recently read that hypothyroidism in middle-aged women can, among other things, contribute to heart disease. What a catch 22. Can't take thyroid meds because of cardiac condition and, yet, hypothyroidism could exacerbate disease. Doesn't make any sense to me. I guess I'll wait and see what the pdoc says in April.
Btw, anyone know if hypothyroidism can also cause varying neuritis or neuropathic symptoms?