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Thyroid test showed graves. On anti-depressants. Why do I feel like screaming? What can I do?

hi were to start i don t know if this is who i am suppose to send this to but i m not very good with talking to ppl or sending emails. In my early 20s i seemed to start feeling very strange like i wasn t normal but i didn t know why i told my family and friends for years that something wasn t right with me but everyone just told me i was silly so i done nothing about it till i met my boyfriend who im with now he was very understanding for a time so i went to doctors and they sent me for blood tests which then i had to have a thyroid scan which came out that i had graves. i don t know if this can just disappear but over a few years i stopped going for blood tests and stopped taking my medication . Over that period i started feeling very depressed which i just put down to my thyroid. Things seemed to get worse so i went back to the doctors and they said i was depressed. i must of had several different types of antidepressants but nun of them helped or did anything that made me feel any different i just felt like i didn t want to live anymore couldn t get out of bed and wouldn t do and didn t do much of anything apart from sleep. As time went on i just couldn t be bothered to go back every month to the doctors to get tablets that didn t do anything for me and i did believe me take way more than the recommended dose just to see if that helped which it didn t have any affect on me at all. My moods were bad i went from highs for days then weeks i would just be down fed up angry frustrated lonely even though my kids and my boyfriend were always there. over this time of about 15 years i just put it down to its just me i did go back to the doctors eventually and had another blood test which said my thyroid was normal even though i hadn t taken my meds for this for about 5 years strange i thought . over these past 4 years i have looked up my problems online with no success on finding out what my problem is i am normal a bubbly person but sometimes which these days is more often than not i am moody nasty and i hate myself for being like this i hear my kids calling me when they are not which i didn t put down to anything much i smell things that are not there i feel like screaming most of the time and often tell my kids i m leaving cos i cant cope with them anymore my boyfriend bless him has patients like a saint because i really am very mean and nasty to him most of the time i don t want sex anymore with him i pick on him a lot but then sometimes not a lot but sometimes i m nice to everyone very helpful to ppl and generally nice my kids say to me you ok mum why you being nice i just say am i not aloud to be nice. Recently i looked up something else that caught my eye about bipolar and i read some of the things it says about the signs and i told my kids and my boyfriend about this they laughed at me and told me i was silly i don t know what to do anymore i never feel normal ever and i don t seem to be getting any better what can i do. Iv probably left out a lot of stuff but at this moment i cant seem to remember things i need to say. I hope this is enough for you to at least help me in the right direction to getting help that i need.
Asked On : Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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As your history suggest u had graves disease in past but knw your blood test sugests that your thyroid profile is normal that cant be true cause once some one have thyroid problem like hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism than they persist for life time and one has to be on medication acording to condition thyroid disease. I would suggest to do full thyroid profile again. Your symptoms also point towards thyroid disease. So go to another good physician and do thyroid profile again and take medication according to physician advice.. also continue anti depression medication if one doesnt work than aks your doctore change it...
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