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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: Dr. Gaman had me on levothyroid 200 mcg. lpa put me on matur-synthroid 0.35 is this the reason for me being tired, depressed and crying.
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Answered by Dr. Binu Parameswaran Pillai (51 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hypothyroidism can cause depression.But other causes to be ruled out

Detailed Answer:
Good day,
Hypothyroidism can cause depression. Did you mean that your doctor changed 200 mcg levothyroxine to natural thyroid preperation ( Armour thyroid) ? When dose was altered, it is quite possible for you to develop low thyroid hormone levels. This can cause depression.

A thyroid blood test will reveal your current hormone status. However, other causes of depresion should be looked in to.
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What causes depression and tiredness in a person with thyroid disorder?

Brief Answer: Hypothyroidism can cause depression.But other causes to be ruled out Detailed Answer: Good day, Hypothyroidism can cause depression. Did you mean that your doctor changed 200 mcg levothyroxine to natural thyroid preperation ( Armour thyroid) ? When dose was altered, it is quite possible for you to develop low thyroid hormone levels. This can cause depression. A thyroid blood test will reveal your current hormone status. However, other causes of depresion should be looked in to.