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is your doctor going to treat you for hyperthyroid?
I am not sure how this works but I got an email saying you had an answer for me.... what shall i do?
No, I have questions for you
I means were interacting
Is your doctor going to refer you to an endocrinologist?
i think so. i am supposed to see someone in a couple of weeks.
Well, one of the first things that we check when someone reports a change in mood is to check their thyroid hormones
i was tested by a gynaecologist. my period was late one time and too early the next and because i have been super regular and under A LOT OF stress i went to get checked. this month my period was there on time so.
Because this can have a profound effect on their mental state of being
You do NOT have to be losing weight
You do NOT have to have night sweats
Thyroid disease can have some or one or many symptoms
The best thing to do, it so recheck your hormones and see what is going on
nobody checked that here because my depression seemed clearly connected to the trauma i was going through
You may need treatment
Right, and you may ALSO have depression
but you will not be able to successful treat the depression unless you also deal with the thyroid issue
but depression cause by loss ?
i have just had my blooded checked last week so the results are very new. do they sound bad to you, from what i wrote?
No, they do not
but they do need to be rechecked in 6 weeks to see what is going on
i see. so i should ask (if not offered) another test when i see the specialist on the 1st of july.
yeah, I would ask for another one
what do i risk if i leave this untreated? i am very worried about being misdiagnosed. also, if that happens and i am given meds to suppress the hormone production this will change my metabolism and at the very least probably make me prone to weight gain.
Over time, it can cause toxic effects to your body, particularly your heart, and cause heart failure
even at the rate my results look now?
Things change over time- which is why you need the labs rechecked
what can affect them? is stress itself possibly responsible for the imbalance in the first place?
No, stress does not cause this
it is coincidental
so if i hadn't had the test i would have continued the way i was which is fine and very fit just struggling with a real issue of ....kind of abuse i am experiencing? or do these things just get worse?
well, we do not know if you have true hyperthyroidism.
You need to get your labs rechecked
what else could it be?
so depression can cause the hormones to be on overdrive?
no, they are unrelated
or basically out of balance
they are unrelated
you have an imbalance of your hormones
this can CAUSE depression/anxiety OR you may have BOTH
so when you wrote depression and anxiety what did you mean? sorry.....
that is what I meant
Either you have hyperthyroidism AND a psychiatric issue or you have just the psychiatric issue
the hyperthyroidism has not been proven yet
you need another set of labs
you are borderline
Did I provide you with excellent service?
so i have hyperthyroidism AND depression or just one impacting the other (depression caused by hormone imbalance). another thing i am concerned about it the actual definition of depression. my world has in real terms fallen apart and it seemed only natural that i was depressed. i was never really bad though. even in the worst of times i continued working and being very active. mainly to avoid dealing with the abusive relationship. i mean what i am saying is that i might not really have a depression (my japanese doctor doesn't think i have a classic depression but rather my anxiety is a result of a very complex abusive plus unresolved personal issue on top of the strain living alone abroad can bring.
You can have anxiety and depression
Mental illness is complicated
But I think that you understand what I am saying
you need to see the endocrinologist and a psychiatrist
it all sounds very depressing. anyway, so i am borderline according to the UK standards, right? they might be a bit different here (the doctor was worried about that)
i am seeing a psychiatrist but he thinks i need to get out of the abusive relationship and does not think i am clinically depressed.
Take care of the endocrine issue
yeah i will. thanks
and if you are in an abusive relationship you MUST address that
quickly and soon
i know. this is the hard part. relates to stuff from childhood (doesn't all?).
I hope that I was able to provide you with excellent service?
thanks. it is hard to get the answers one wants. i.e one would want to be told one is ok but.... one is not ;). anyway, thanks.
could you just tell me what are the UK standards for TSH?
who? the UK?
i thought i was talking to a brit. sorry.
yeah but only because i thought you were british. i just want to know the generally used standards and see if they are the same as the ones i was given here.
here it's like this: TSH 0.5-5. T4 0.9-1.7 and T3 2.3-4.6
i see. so i am below then.