I'm glad to see you have gotten your health problems under better control.
Right now I am very interested in the mood problems that come with our disease. Have you seen a psychiatrist about your mood problems? Not to scare you, but I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which I have read is strangely linked to Hashimoto's/ thyroid problems.
The connection between all the thyroid problems and the mood problems has made it really hard for me to keep myself together. It seems like there is always something going on to hinder my ability to just be normal.
[br>I have lots of experience with ruining all sorts of relationships over things like this. The worst is when my family cannot relate to me because of all my issues. Your marriage is such a precious thing! You can never be too safe....I can't say it enough: Psychiatry has made such a positive impact for me.
If your mood doesn't improve enough to satisfy you, maybe you should see a psychiatrist and get more specific treatment for your mood problems.
With the appropriate medications for my problems, I am really seeing improvement.
I wish you luck in finding relief and I hope my long post has been somewhat helpful. If anything I hope you know you can always keep in touch with me if you need a little support!
hey body is attacking its own thyroid, gradually destroying it. she will likely be put on medicine to stop the thyroid's working and to make the antibodies...sort of "forget" the thyroid. the medicine will regulate the hormones the thyroid should be producing. i would look into the mood disorders associated with the disease, as being prepared to identify these problems will be really helpful once she hits puberty.View Thread
Hi, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's two years ago. I went through premature menopause and I thought that was the extent of my symptoms, but I didn't realize bipolar disorder's association with my condition until recently. I have self-diagnosed depression that has persisted since I was 14 (I'm 18 now). Being the independent type, I have not sought help for this particular problem. I just began college, and I had been aware of my attention and mood problems in high school, but being alone at a state school and actually having to try to make good grades are new to me, and my issues are quickly becoming more apparent. I'm easily irritated, easily distracted, sometimes overly joyous, sometimes overly depressed, and I feel that it is out of control. My abrupt and drastic mood swings and attention problems hinder my ability to have solid relationships with people and my ability to keep up with my studies. A friend told me today that he suspects I have bipolar disorder. Whatever the case, I want it to be under control.
I've been on levothyroxine for the entirety of my hashimoto's diagnosis, along with birth control so that I have a period and breasts and function like a healthy 18-year-old. I have seen no positive changes in my moods, and I NEED HELP.
Can Bipolar disorder itself exist in Hashimoto's patients, or is Hashimoto's the sole cause of my mood problems? Is there a medicine I can take to control my symptoms? My attention problems are consistent with the symptoms of ADHD. I don't want to have ALL these conditions, but I would like to find out what's going on with me.
I feel as though I'm losing the person I was two years ago, before Hashimoto's.
If anybody has some advice to share, it would be greatly appreciated; especially advice from a doctor if possible.
P.S. Fun fact: I'm slightly allergic to iodine, which is tied to thyroid function. Intersting, huh?View Thread
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