Irritability...getting worst.

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Hello guys,

Over the years of having Hypothyroidism ( about 3ish+ years now, had Graves first, then had RAI and now hypo), I've noticed how easily I get irritated at people. I never used to get this easily irritated before I had Hypothyroidism, but now I just have very very little patience for people and the things they do. I get upset, feeling ike this deep irratition/ annoyance build up in me, and then it gets to the point I just feel so drained, and don't want to interact or talk to them anymore. I've read in a few places this is a symptom of thyroid issues, and I'm wondering if anyone else is having this issue as well? If you do, is there a way to fix it if it is connected to Hypothyroidism/thyroid issues? Are there things I can do to help keep my irritability at low level. I really want this fix as I don't want this to ruin my relationships.

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    Hi. I am exactly the same. Had graves. RAI now hypo. I thought it was just me and my age (60) getting more intolerant with people but I thk you are right and it is linked. Reading on forums I thk it’s just a mine field things that affect us. My other worst thing is pain in legs. Some days just had enough and struggle too working 40-45 hrs a week 😫.  Let’s hope we get some good feedback x

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    It could be. I’m hypo. Last year was horrible for me. I was up and down, emotionally, felt aggressively anger. My relationship with my fiancé nearly fell apart. Then in January I had my levels checked and they were way out of range. I’ve had three increases in my meds so far and I can’t believe the change in me. I feel like a different person now. 

    It could be an imbalance in your sex hormones as well. I think last year I was estrogen dominant or whatever you call it.

    I’ve just started to use essential oils in my daily life to balance hormones and to help with sleep. I really like them

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    Have your B12 and folate tested. Ppl with thyroid issues can hv problems with getting rid of toxins that can build up in body and brain and can cause irritability. You want your B12 and folate above upper limit. You can also check your homocysteine level which would give you a good picture of where you stand as far as toxins and inflammation.
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    Yup, totally!!!

    I don't have a solution. The meds made the irritability worse.

    Without the meds, when I get too hypothyroid, I tend to get tearful and cry. I’m not someone who cries about things normally.

    I get a lot of relief from symptoms with essential amino acids. I also take good quality vitamins and minerals and feel better when I remember to take them. 

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