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Re: Hypothyroidism and Depression

Posted by Bill LL on September 2, 2004, at 11:11:58

In reply to Hypothyroidism and Depression, posted by skoal on September 1, 2004, at 12:14:16

SKOAL- Untreated hypothyroidism (TSH greater than 4.0) can contribute to depression. But since yours is being treated, you don't have to worry about it as long as you keep taking your Synthroid. You only need to concentrate on the depression part.

It sounds like the Effexor is now being less effective. It's very common for antidepressants to become less effective over time. The simple solution is to either raise the dose, or add another drug to the mix. Stopping the Effexor to switch to a different drug can be done if the first 2 solutions don't work.

> Good Day All,
> I am a new memeber for posting however have been following occasionally. Recently there was some talk about hypothyroidism and depression. Can someone explain or elaborate on the link between the 2?
> I have been on Synthroiod for appx. 3 yrs.(current dosage 225 mg) and Effoxor for appx. 2 yrs.(current dosage 225 mcg). Lately I have been feeling very withdrawn, cranky, sleepy, irrated easily. I don't want to increase my Effexor as eventually my goal was to eliminatethat. I have made an appt with the Endocrinologist this week to get control again and I would like to be prepared with experiences of the group prior to my visit.
> Any help is appreciated.
> Regards,




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