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Diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease. Enlarged thyroid glands. Have mood swings and fatigue. Prescribed with synthroid. Am I depressed?

I started going to an Endocrinologist about 4 months ago and he told me that I have Hashimoto s Disease leaning more towards the hypothyroid side of things. My thyroid was 2 times the size it should be and I was having all the moodiness, tiredness, and hoarseness that is usual with hypothyroidism . He prescribed me 50mg of Synthroid to take once in the morning 30 minutes before eating. I have been doing this religiously now for 4 months to find that the medicine just isn t high enough. I sleep all the time, and I am still hoarse, and still battle my moods. I called in to see if he would raise the medication , yet his PA tells me that I must be depressed because my levels are within normal range. I need help. I don t know what to say or do to make them understand how I feel. I am only 21 and they seem to think I am trying to get medication just to take medication and I can assure you that this is NOT the case.
Asked On : Fri, 17 Aug 2012
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Diabetologist 's  Response

Welcome to Healthcare Magic.

I have read your question fully and understand your concerns.

Once the TSH level has come to the normal range by medication, the Thyroid is no longer the causative reason for depression and other symptoms. I would advise you to see a psychiatrist for your mood swings and an ENT doctor for your hoarseness of voice.

I hope this answer has helped you.

Thank you

Dr Sunita Sayammagaru
Answered: Sat, 4 Mar 2017
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