Although I have experience depression to some extent since having my thyroid “nuked”, my main seige of depression came before I was diagnosed with Graves Disease. I had no idea what was wrong with me, and I was thoroughly convinced I was losing my mind. I was afraid to go to a doctor for fear my “diagnosis” would be confirmed. I was to the point I was not functioning well at all.
When I feel depressed now, I realize there is a physical cause for it, which helps me to deal with it. I’m on an extremely low dosage of Synthroid, and I hope that my doctor will increase the level soon, because I think that might help. I think I also get depressed over the weight I’ve gained since the RAI, but ANYTHING is better than what I was going through before the treatment.