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Had subacute thyroiditis, but is stable now. Does that mean that depression will go away too?

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I had subacute thyroiditis 2 years ago. My family doctor used to think that my thyroid will get hypoactive in the future based on its history but since it's been stable for 2 years now he no longer thinks so and believes that i'll continue to do well without additional thyroid issues. however he believes that he should keep an eye on it for now. but does this mean that my depression will go away too and i'll gain my health back completely? thanks.
Posted Tue, 9 Jul 2013 in Mental Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Payman Hajiazim 1 hour later
Hi there, thanks for asking. Depression may be seen with low thyroid function. In many cases, depression will improve if thyroid function gets back to normal. Meanwhile, in many cases depression needs to be treated separately. On the other hand, sometimes chronic conditions like heart problems can cause depression. Their management would be also important to avoid low mood. Psoriasis is also a skin condition that can be seen with depression. Its management may cure the depression or its depression may need separate treatment. I wish you a good mood all the time.
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Follow-up: Had subacute thyroiditis, but is stable now. Does that mean that depression will go away too? 4 hours later
thanks for your reply. you answered my question the other day about my mom. remember I told you that she just got back from iran and is having psychotic thoughts such as people following her and stuff and that her family doctor has put her on clonazepam?. I live in Toronto too as I told you before and my name isXXXXX. I know that you live in Toronto aswell. honestly I don't really have good experience from seeing psychiatrists. I've seen 6 psychiatrists for myself and don't really like any of them. I have a psychiatrist right now (number 6) and i'm not so fond her either. maybe its hard to find a good psychiatrist or maybe psychiatry is a new science and current psychiatrists don't know about mental diseases as much as some of the psychiatric patients need them to know. can I add you to my facebook account? I found you on facebook the other day and sent a message telling you that you answered my question about my mom on this site and if its ok for me to add you to my facebook. can I? thanks
 
 
Answered by Dr. Payman Hajiazim 20 hours later
Hello XXXXX I appreciate your request for sending invitation for facebook. You may send it. Let me know if you have question.
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Follow-up: Had subacute thyroiditis, but is stable now. Does that mean that depression will go away too? 23 minutes later
ok I'll send it now. My id there is XXXXX
 
 
Answered by Dr. Payman Hajiazim 1 hour later
hi, i appreciate your attention.
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Follow-up: Had subacute thyroiditis, but is stable now. Does that mean that depression will go away too? 1 hour later
hi again and thanks for accepting my friend request on facebook. By the way I am seeing a psychiatrist as I said but I'm not on medication for my medication cause I tried so many and they didn't work for me. I don't know why. I'm scarred of trying another psychiatric medication now. I'm trying to overcome my depression naturally. However as I said before my family doctor believes that I'll continue to do well without additional thyroid issues from now on since my thyroid has been stable for the past 2 years (had subacute thyroiditis 2 years ago) and that the symptoms of my fatigue such as sensitivity to noise and etc will improve from now on. I hope that he's right and that I'll be able to stay patient during my recovery. I hope it won't take too long.
I'm not one medication for my DEPPRESSION in the second line I meant to say not "medication".
 
 
Answered by Dr. Payman Hajiazim 13 hours later
Hi XXXXX thanks for asking. I also hope and I think that the mood is regulated with thyroid normal function. From the main symptoms of depression (change in appetite, change in sleep, change in mood, change in energy and libido) many are also related to thyroid function. The difference is that in subacute thyroiditis, you gain weight, but in depression you usually lose weight. If you are losing weight, you should worry.
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Follow-up: Had subacute thyroiditis, but is stable now. Does that mean that depression will go away too? 14 minutes later
I've always had problem with extra weight. I don't remember if I gained weight during subacute thyroiditis but I know I did after it but I lost it. however I've always had problem with extra weight. I'm 5"7 and the lowest I've ever weighed has been 142lbs and that was couple of years ago. right now i'm about 156lbs.
is it true that people with the O+ blood type are more susceptible to diseases like depression and thyroid problems? my blood type is O+ but I'm the only one with the O blood type in our family. My mom's blood type is B+ and my father's is A+ and my sister's is AB+. my doctors say that I've received the recessive gene which is possible but rare.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Payman Hajiazim 4 hours later
Hi XXXXX, blood group has minor relationship with depression and thyroid problem. Also, there is 25 percent chance that a child with O+ is born from these parents. So it is natural.
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what else can cause depression?
I've noticed that some foods make me feel better and some worse. I think I have food allergies. for example wheat bothers me and if it has gluten in it it bothers me a lot. there's this book called "Eat right for your blood type" by Dr. XXXXXXX J.D'adamo and i'm thinking of buying it and reading it trying its recommendations for the O blood type category. Have you heard of this book?
and I know that it's natural for two parents with the B+ and A+ blood type to have a child with the O+ blood type. the reason I said this is that my depression is worse than that of my families. I wouldn't say that my parents and my sister (her blood type is AB+ as i said before) are completely happy but i'm more depressed than they're. Maybe my blood type is playing a role in this and that I need to make adjustments to my diet and life style. by the way I know one of your facebook friends. we went to high school together. small world.
and also we bought a puppy few months ago and I think that he has been helping me with my depression. though I had some diificulties with him when we first got him. I had a hard time taking care of him. I used to cough every time he came around me but I no longer do when he comes around. I think that having him has been helping me with my weak immune system. I think that he's my best friend and will always be.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Payman Hajiazim 28 hours later
HI XXXXX diet can help for sure. I have not heard about the book you mentioned. Pets can be good companions. Blood type cannot have a major role in depression fortunately. Best wishes for you and your new companion!.
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Follow-up: Had subacute thyroiditis, but is stable now. Does that mean that depression will go away too? 19 minutes later
depression doesn't really run in my family so I don't know why I've got it. but my blood type is O+ and i'm the only one with o blood type in my family. I've been told that it plays so role in it. no one in my family is as depressed as I am. Infact I come from a very high class family. My maternal grandpa was a retired army general and he was very close to the shah of iran. but as I said my family doctor says that he believes that the symptoms of my fatigue will improve on their own with the passing of time since my thyroid has been stable during the past 2 years after going through subacute thyroiditis 2 years ago. I don't know. I haven't had the chance to discuss this with my psychiatrist yet. I see my family doctor more than I see her. i'm thinking of changing my psychiatrist again. my current one is actually retired. she works 2 days a week and sees her patients for 20 sessions only and if they need more after that they'll have to see a different psychiatrist. I've seen her 4 or 5 times so far. are you accepting new patients? but as I said before I've been having a hard time finding a psychiatrist that I can stick to forever. I've been through 6 of them (i'm seeing number six now) some of them I changed cause I didn't like them or something like that. are you accepting new patients? if I decide to change my psychiatrist again can I ask my family doctor to refer me to you? thx
 
 
Answered by Dr. Payman Hajiazim 25 hours later
Hi XXXXX your depression could be mostly the result of thyroid problem. I do not see any patient now. I am focusing on my research and probably go to Alberta to continue the research and practice there.
Cheers
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Follow-up: Had subacute thyroiditis, but is stable now. Does that mean that depression will go away too? 12 minutes later
could be. but I had depression before I got subacute thyroiditis. I tried many psychiatric medications and they didn't work and while I was suffering from serotonin syndrome 7 years ago I developed an enlarged goiter and about 5 years after that I developed subacute thyroiditis and it lasted about 4 months. however I've had low metabolism all my life. according to my mom I've had low metabolism since birth and she remembers taking me to a pediatrician when I was little and getting perscriptions for a syrup that increases metabolism. however the syrup didn't work well it used to give me side effects such as diarrhea and stuff and then she had to give a syrup that decreases metabolism but I only took those when I was little. I moved to Canada a month short of my 13th birthday.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Payman Hajiazim 23 hours later
Hi XXXXX in many cases there is no single reason for depression. However,immigration can be a risk factor.
Sometimes it can easily be explored and treated just in a few sessions.
This is the address of an Iranian psychiatrist in down town:
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180 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON M5S 2V6
Neighbourhoods: The Annex, Downtown Core
(416) 923-1640
Dr. Bagheri
Best wishes
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Follow-up: Had subacute thyroiditis, but is stable now. Does that mean that depression will go away too? 32 minutes later
I know Dr. Bagheri. She's a friend of ours and that's why I don't like to see her. she actually is a long time family friend of my mom's cousin. I don't like to discuss my problems with friends and relatives. but thanks. and congratulations our soccer team is going to 2014 world cups. and yes when I immigrated to Canada my depression got worse and I think the other reason for my depression is my blood type. As I said my blood type is O+, but my mother's is B+ and father's is A+ and my sister's is AB+ and I'm depressed more than anyone else in our family. I've actually met Dr. Bagheri.
i'm thinking of seeing Dr. Showraki a psychiatrist that practices in thornhill. I've heard good stuff about him. Hopeffuly I wouldn't need a psychiatrist after my 20 sessions is up with my current one.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Payman Hajiazim 36 hours later
Hi XXXXX, I am glad that you have found a psychiatrist who you know. Best wishes with the outcome of the sessions. Let me know briefly after the sessions how you feel. I have a positive feeling that you would be fine.
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Follow-up: Had subacute thyroiditis, but is stable now. Does that mean that depression will go away too? 1 hour later
ok but I have to close this discussion so that I can rate you. if I don't they'll send me an email from this site ( I think the admins) reminding me that I have to close this discussion and rate you otherwise they'll close my account. they did once. is it ok if I message you on facebook? I can call you too if you feel comfortable with giving me your phone number. cheers
 
 
Answered by Dr. Payman Hajiazim 43 hours later
HiXXXXX, You may pardon me for the delay in response. I am glad you are interested in your health situation. Because of the boundaries, we should close the communication here. I wish you the best luck in therapy.
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