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What causes depression and tiredness in a person with thyroid disorder?

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Posted on Tue, 19 May 2015
Question: I am very depressed, tired, and cry a lot. my doctor took me off thyroid 200mcg and put me on nature-sy.3throid 0.25. could this be my problem and what is normal range fo women my age 71
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Answered by Dr. Binu Parameswaran Pillai (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
TSH around 5 at your age

Detailed Answer:
Good day
sorry to hear about your problems. Normal range of TSH for your age is around 5. What did your lady thyroid blood works reports show?
Under active thyroid can cause depression. Would appreciate if you could share the last blood report
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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getting blood test friday
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Answered by Dr. Binu Parameswaran Pillai (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
big dose reduction

Detailed Answer:
Okay. The reduction of dose from 200 mcg to 25 mcg (0.25mg) was a big drop in dose. Why did your doc do that? Was that decision based on any blog test? ?.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes depression and tiredness in a person with thyroid disorder?

Brief Answer: TSH around 5 at your age Detailed Answer: Good day sorry to hear about your problems. Normal range of TSH for your age is around 5. What did your lady thyroid blood works reports show? Under active thyroid can cause depression. Would appreciate if you could share the last blood report