I started getting "depressed" when I was 19 (now 42). My episodes are 1 every 2 years and last from 3 months up to a year, but seem to be getting longer as I get older. The SSRI's I have been prescribed don't seem to do anything really. I mainly have symptoms relating to my thinking, cannot concentrate or make decisions, the mental fog people talk about. I also get dizzy when I stand up, easily get pins & needles, lots of ear wax, anxiety, low mood and my basal body temp averages out to be 35.7 C (anything below 36.5 C suggests problems with my thyroid).
I am going to try and get my GP to do a blood test not just looking at T4 & TSH. I have just ordered some natural dessicated thyroid because I am so utterly fed up feeling like this. Nothing seems to help, I have had psycho-dynamic counselling for 2 years with no real improvement.
I was wandering if there any men out there (thyroid probs seem to be more common in women), who have had similar experience and have found that they had a problem with their thyroid and managed to sort it out.