I am currently on Celexa for depression NOS and generalized anxiety, and have been for the past couple of weeks. Earlier this year, I started seeing a “shrink” because of this, as the symptoms of depression have been going on for quite sometime. Here is the kicker…I just got a phone call from my doctor (not shrink) and a blood test revealed that I have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, for which I will be picking I will be picking up a prescription in the next few hours. My question is this…is it possible that all of this depression/ anxiety is happening because of Thyroiditis? I had a blood test last year that never revealed this problem, yet my anxiety has been going on longer than a year…is it possible to have both anxiety/ depression AND thyroiditis? Lastly…should I continue taking this SSRI, or should I just see if my thyroid meds take care of the problem?
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This is a tricky one. Depression is very common in thyroid disorders. Some people respond well when the thyroid problem is treated, but others require a period on an anti-depressant as well whether it is an underactive of overactive thyroid. I would continue both at the moment, but ideally, you should ask the psychiatrist and the physician to discuss your case together to give you the best advice. There is an excellent chance that, once the thyroid is sorted out, you will do well, even if it means a period on another drug as well. Hope this has answered your question. In brief, it is possible to have depression and thyroiditis, the former being triggered by the latter. Don’t rely on me though. Discuss it with your doctor. Good luck.
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Hi everyone: its been 6 days since I gave birth via c-section and everything was fine. Today I realized that I am very very sad and want to cry. My husband has been great with the baby and I am so glad they are bounding. However It Just hit me today that we are not the same couple anymore and his attention is on baby 24/7 which is great but for some odd reason I started crying and I felt extremely sad. I cant seem to shake this feeling, I don’t want to be alone with the baby and need people around me all the time. Can please tell me if this is the Famous post partum depression/baby blues? and how long would it last? I feel like I am loosing my head and am very sad, even though I have a beautiful baby girl and should be very happy. Please help me.
Yes I believe it is! The time limit for post partum varies between person to person and possibly not go away (not without help anyway) The first thing you need to do is realize that it is normal feeling many woman go through after birth then seek Professional help from either your (0B/GYN)doctor or atherapistt(which your doc mightrecommendd) never feel ashamed of your feelings and emotions! I did and it only made things worse~
oh yea TALK to your partner about it! If anyone should be able to help you get through it with support it should be him^_^
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