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I have been depressed and very anxious for many months and I went to the doctor who said I was being normal and sent me to get my bloods checked for thyroid problems just in case. The results came back and my thyroid levels are normal but my tsh is high so I have to have a repeat blood test in 3 months time. I went to see another doctor a few weeks ago as my depression was getting worse, she has now put me on anti depressants. I am worrying now that I don't need them as it may be because of my thyroid. My syptoms are: exhaustion, difficulty sleeping at night, feeling cold all the time, dry lips, anxiety, depression and difficulty swallowing saliva. I would really appreciate some advice. Thanks.

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    Hi, I was same with high TSH, everything else normal. I had gone to see doc as I couldnt loose weight. Was started on levoT and felt reaaly bright almost instantly. I hadnt realised how low my mood had been. Much more energy, altjough still cannot loose weight. If your doc wont give you meds, maybe think about changing. Poor show if you are being treated for a side effect rather than the illness itself. Good luck. X
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    Hi hh

    i know how you feel.. i have been suffering for ages, thought mine was peri menopause and being post menopause .. ( age 50) 

    i have had shingles 3 times since xmas ... just got third outbreak start..

    i had bloods for thyroid .. my TSH was 3.61.... T4 was low end  (9) 

    i have been losing weight ... but also discover i have Vit D defiicency and that makes you feel awful, also low B12 .. 

    and low blood sugar ' hypogylcemic ' ( non diabetic) 

    my mum has had underactive thyroid for many many years and been on L.thyroxine ... 

    mine is just being monitored .. its elevated but 3.61 .. ( TSH) 

    your not alone hh 

    big hugs 

    jay x

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      Hi Jay

      I have found a link to a website but I am unsure as to whether or not I can advertise the name of the dr who has written it on this forum.

      Anyway the title of the paper he has written is Thyroid Patients  Treated Like Children, Dr Michael Kendrick. I assume because the article iss in the Public Domain it is ok to give the dr's name.

      He explains about the interpretation of the T3 etc.

      Jean x

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      Thankyou Jean

      I am at doctors tomorrow.

      Felt very unwell all week, and had another shingles outbreak last night, explains alot as so unwell .

      Shingles for third time since xmas, same place the blisters and pain

      Off to bed now

      Thanks again


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      `Hi Jay

      I wondered how you were. I 'm sorry to hear that you have re occurrence of the shingles.

      I hope you get some joy tomorrow and resolution. Thanks for writing back as I know it takes a lot of effort when feeling unwell.

      Goodnight and sleep tight.

      Speak to you soon. Jean x


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      Thanks Barbata

      I had some left over from my last attack so began them sunday as soon a blister came again ( always on my buttocks) 😥

      Been to doctors too tonight

      Thanks for replying and helping me

      Feel abit fed up at mo

      Jay x

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      acyclovir, tablets is what i take ..

      Not alot else can be done

      Would use cream too, but they on butt so rubs off on underwear and it you sit

      Jay x

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      HI jay

      Not surprising to hear you are a bit fed up today.

      I met someone today who had an attack of shingles on her face. It started as a numbness and tingling sensation. 

      I also spoke to three people who had friends and relatives with thyroid disorders. Apparently anxiety features highly on the list of signs and symptoms but is treatable.

      How did you sleep last night?



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      Hi jean

      Anti biotics dont touch shingles.

      i had 3 bulging disks lumbar so that triggered it, we all have shingles laying dormant in our nerves after we get chicken pox, just takes something to trigger it, illness, trauma, even stress.

      Yes its a tingling deep burning pain but last time i got all over pain that happens.

      I have had a rotten menopause Jean, 10 year peri and since post meno never felt right ( as expected running on low low hormones) i wont take HRT.

      doc wants me to try low dose 10mg Escitalapram to relax body, but mainly for the 20+ hot flashes i have a day. Palpitations.

      Didnt fetch them yet as i am cautious/ undecided. But do read helpful for menopause severity.

      Cant keep suffering recurring shingles either 😣

      jay x

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      Hello Jean

      i wont take HRT .. Too dangerous, i am high risk, .. Family history of breast cancer, and death,  all took HRT,  plus i had sever endometriosis in my thirties and extensive laser treatment to remove it all ..

      not feeding anything with hormones .. ' no way'

      in my opinion HRT only postpones menopause then when taken off the peri menopause decline starts all again.

      ( common sense really it boosts declined hormones then decreased again after stopping HRT) who wants that all over again in later life .. 

      i have already reached post meno with out after a long haul,  No way would go back to boosting hormones,  and going through that again even if i wasnt high risk.

      not for me HRT.

      have a great day Jean..

      jay x

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