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A lifetime of mood swings dieting and disappointment hrt has helped mood swings but can't lose weight at all now could an endocrinologist help me
Submitted: 2 years ago.
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Hello
It depends
What is your TSH, this is part of the thyroid levels...

Or have you had not testing???

If your thyroid is out of balance, then hormone treatment can help you

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Don't know my tsh levels are had thyroid tested few years ago was told it was normal always struggled with weight even before menapausal have lost weight whilst on eldest duet but can't seem to lose weight on kliofem don't really want to stop kliofem cos mood swings are better wen taking it any suggestion would it b worth visiting an encologist
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Yes
It is worth seeing an up do date endocrinologist.

TSH guidelines have changed: labs say up to 4.5 is normal, but over 2.5 can be hypothyroid, so this might have been a problem for a long time.

I would not change your pill until you see what the TSH is...as sometimes this is all that needs to be corrected.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Could these levels have affected my weight and mood swings all of my adult life my gp kept saying I was depressed but I knew it came in line with my monthly cycle
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Yes
If you have undiagnosed hashimotos thyroditis it could have affected you for a very long time.

To get a clear picture, one needs to look at
TSH, T4, sex hormone panel, SHBG, and adrenal hormone studies.

They all interact.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Last question is where can I get these tests done
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Any doctor can order them.
Any lab can do them.
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