Antidepressants for Hyperthyroidism

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My endo wants me to do RAI for an overactive thyroid.  I'm still thinkng about the pros and cons.  In the meantime my GP wants me tlo take an antidepressant.  Has anyone here dne that?  I tried methamazole and didn't agree with me.  My endo thinks i won't have luck with the second drug Thanks.

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    I have taken antidepressants.  In fact, I was given Cytomel (a T3 thyroid drug) to enhance the antidepressant's effect and had no problems with this for almost 10 years.  I don't know if being on this contributed to my getting Graves because I believe it was the workplace stress that triggered my disease.  When you say Methimazole didn't agree with you, what dosage were you on?  Did you take anything else like supplements?  My healing came when I added supplements to my methimazole treatment.  Also, I have heard many people get hives with Methimazole and at one point, I would get a welt across my forehead.  So I swabbed a cotton pad in Betamethasone scalp lotion and rubbed it across the forehead and it was like telling my immune system "Go to sleep, false alarm".  Hives went away.  There are also natural treatments like Bugleweed, Motherwort and Melissa that help.  You can Google this to learn more about this.

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      Hi Linda.  Thanks for your note.  I was onlh taking 7.5 mg methamazole 1 time a day.  I ended up in emergency as I woke up after 12 days with my body in extreme pain. I was told to stop taking it and 2 days lter the pain stopped.  My eendo never discussed supplments.
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    Wow!  That was quite a reaction to the meds!  Most endos won't know about supplements unfortunately. I will email you privately about a site that is very educative as we can't post links to this Board.

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