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Depression caused due to hypothyroidism - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Average Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   well.. i've been having some health problems lately..
Doctor :   Ok

User :   I have hypo thyroid & i've been on medication for the same for sometime now
Doctor :  
User :   but lately I've been feeling very depresses and low.. not sure if it's because of thyroid
User :   could u pls suggest what's wrong
Doctor :   Thyroid does have influence on the Psychological build up

Doctor :  
and depression is a co morbidity with thyroid
User :   ok
User :   how do i overcome this ?
Doctor :  
and can be dealt by regulation the thyroid levels
Doctor :  
and also some psychiatric medications if required
User :   the last time i tested it was normal & i've been asked to discontinue my medicines
User :   however i don't feel too good mentally
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Do get it tested once more
Doctor :  
and follow up with your treating doctor
User :   ok..sure.I'l do that
User :   is depression surable?
Doctor :   And check the thyroid profile once more

Doctor :  
if it is normal
User :   sorry *curable
Doctor :  
then report to a Psychiatrist
Doctor :  
Sure it is curable
User :   what's normal?
Doctor :  
Do not postpone to initiate the treatment
Doctor :   The thyroid profile, I mean

User :   oh ok...sure.. i'll get it checked
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   that's about it.. thanks doctor
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User :   ok
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