Suggest treatment for weight gain while on anti-depressants
SSRI, Thyroid, Weight
Sorry to note your challenges with weight issues.
SSRIs can cause weight gain. It depends on which one and for how long you have been using it for.
They are not known to affect the thyroid though.
Regarding the T3 and T4 concept you have read about, there is some truth to it but it is a rare condition.
When I see someone like you in my practice, I typically order the following blood tests in addition to a detailed physical examination:
CBC (Complete Blood Count, also known as Hemogram; includes Hemoglobin, WBC and Platelet counts)
Electrolytes (Sodium and Potassium in particular)
HbA1c (Glycosylated Hemoglobin = your 3 month glucose average)
Liver function tests (SGOT , SGPT, Albumin, Bilirubin, Alkaline Phosphatase)
Kidney function tests (BUN, Creatinine)
Anti Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) antibodies
Anti Thyroglobulin antibodies
25 hydroxy Vitamin D
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