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Hi all! I know that I can’t blame all my depression on my thyroid
problems, but I would like to report a positive development
that I have achieved since being empowered by this message board. When I first wrote in, I did not even know thst
depression was related to low thyroid. I have suffered depression for five
years and just assumed it was an unfortunate proplem I had.
My endo told me that my depression
was not related to my Graves disease. I finally went to a psychiatrist
who assures me that the two are closely related. She helped me out by contacting my endo and asking him
to stabilize my synthroid dose. My levels have always stayed low,
but within normal. Sometimes the TSH would be up a bit
but he said that was no problem. Anyway, the endo grudgingly agreed to increase my synthroid
after I all but begged him to try it. It may be purely psychological, but I am feeling less
depressed than I have in many years. Part of it may be the caring attitude of the psychiatrist
as well as the support I have received here. I hope and pray this is a real improvement and it will last.
Anyone else had similar experience with synthroid levels?