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Re: Hypothyroid and Lex? LynneDa

Posted by Pfinstegg on February 9, 2004, at 22:19:37

In reply to Re: Hypothyroid and Lex?, posted by LynneDa on February 9, 2004, at 9:40:43

I don't know whether Lex contributes to hypothyroidism, but I think it would be good to have regular check-ups for your thyroid values- T3, T4 and TSH. I do it every 3 months, as I' m also hypothyroid. Taking Cytomel in addition to Synthroid made a big difference in getting the depression under control. I did take Lexapro for about 8 months, but have now been off for a month. I think it was the most acceptable AD I have taken, but it certainly wiped out my sex life, and also left me feeling sort of flat. But if I get a recurrence of severe depression, Lex is the one I would go to first. The endocrinologist I go to had to be pressured a bit by me to add Cytomel when I first saw him 18 months go, but when I went back for a real check-up last week, he had changed a lot: he's now checking carefully for depression, and, if it's there, he gives the combination type thyroid replacement. When I was taking Lex, I was never tired.

Pfinstegg


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