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I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism around 7 years ago.
I went to the doctors with the symtoms of Fatigue, Nausea, Itchy skin that would drive me to despair, experiencing what felt like lack of sleep although I'd sleep a good seven hours then wake up in the morning feeling like I'd only just gone to bed. The combination of all of this took its toll and I ended up feeling low, what I classed then as fed up and emotional.
My doctor at the time told me that I was suffering from Clinical Depression. I questioned her regarding the diagnosis and had to ask her for a blood test thinking the that I may have had anemia.
The tests came back and there it was Hypothyroidism, something at the time I knew nothing about, hence not recognising any of the symtoms. I have been on a steady increase of Thyroxine now for the 7 years. In those 7 years I have experienced 3 bouts of severe Anxiety & Depression, something I had not experienced before my thyroid started playing up. My most recent bout was August 2009 which this time put me in hospital for nearly 9 weeks. One of the key factors again when the Anxiety & Depression took a hold was that my Thyroid function had dropped again. I had to increase my intake of Thyroxine to 150. The hospital consultant when I asked him about a possible link told me that the thyroid has nothing to do with the depression, however there are clear indicators and links to every bout that I have suffered in the past. Is there anyone else who has experienced this, or is experiencing it currently?
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