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Anxiety/ depression/ thyroid?

Hi,

A bit of a tangle here. Trying to figure out what’s what. I don’t have a thyroid and was doing well on armour 90 and levothyroxine 75. Until I stopped using cymbalta because of the weight gain (which I’d been using for 6 months, mostly for anxiety, but some depressive symptoms). It did work very well for me though.

Because anxiety came back a bit, I started Prozac, at that time I started to feel jittery/ nervous. Doc thought it might be my thyroid meds, because t3 was running a little high. Prozac didn’t work for me, lexapro made me cry, so just got back on cymbalta since 5 days. Twice 30 mg.

Doc lowered armour from 90-60 about a month ago. Mood was prett6 good yesterday but kinda low today. And tired. Is it cymbalta that needs to settle? Will it work again? And is lowering armour from 90 to 60 maybe a bit drastic?

I know I need some patience but with some intrusive thoughts and a family to run it’s hard!

Thx all

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Hi,

You will need to speak with your doctor about the meds.

Are you using any techniques to manage your conditions?

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Meditation if I can (but hard when anxiety is peaking), I practice yoga but same. And I have a therapist. And I have reached out to my doc. Thx!!

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That's awesome! Meditation and yoga are great ways for you too relax and boost all the good hormones.

Good luck and take care!

Post if you have something bothering you.

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Try really hard to wean yourself off all those mind-altering chemicals. You dont need that shit. Be yourself and be proud and be a survivor, not a victim.

You're only putting money in Big Pharma's pocket. They dont want you to be well or strong...but we do!!

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Thank you! People on this forum are so supportive!!

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Ask read a bit through your posts, when I was seve my hypo last year I got chest pains too! And I had ibs. I’ve not read yet if they found what’s going on with you but getting my thryoid levels better definitely improved my symptoms.

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Hi,

Work with your doctor to get your thyroid under control. And if it's possible, find a good psycho-pharmacologist to help with anxiety. Zoloft might be an option. CBT is as effective as meds for anxiety if you don't want to take meds. You will get through it fine. Be well.

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Thank you! I am in therapy combination of cbt and body work. Just found a good psychiatrist too. I’ve accepted taking meds I think. Less struggle ;-)

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You are welcome. Once you feel better, there is always an option to come off meds in discussion with your doctor.

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