I had appointment at new Endo on Saturday, who is very pro Thyroid UK which was great, and she was nice, however the main reason i was currently seeing her was becuase of my mental health. Her first suggestion was to go back on Citalopram - ouch!!. In her opinion Thyroid meds and Anti-Depressants work well together?! I had been on this for 6 years and wanted to come off them which i did last July. However since October i am really struggling with depression/anxiety. She mentioned seeing 'my' Psychiatrist regarding the links between thyroid and depression/anxiety. I don't have one, although i have been seeing a therapist for 6 years and it was under his suggestion to stop taking Citalopram. So i've an Endo who knows about Thyroid but not depression/anxiety and a therapist who knows about depression but not thyroid. Where do i go now, as i've read that their is a link between underactive thyroid. Most of the Doctors who know about this on internet are based in the USA. Endo was very nice, but also didn't give me any adrenal testing, which i'm curious about? However she's asking my GP to do: Immunology tests _ ANA, Rh Factor, ENA, AutiDS, Se Electroplhoversis & immune globuins, DNA Ab, Coelic Screen. Any help gratefully received regarding where to go next? back to my GP? Try to find a thyroid lent Psychiatrist/Psychologist in UK? Oh, and i'm now menopausal I need someone to take charge for me and tell me when i feel well know, because to be honest i don't know anymore
Brief med/result history: In March 2013 from 75mg T4, 10mg T3, as my TSH had gone underactive again. Antibodies at this time were 145 from range of 0 – 34.
Dosage was upped to 10mg T3 and 100mg T4: In October 2013 my antibodies were 1. and TSH is 0.17 (range 0.34 - 5.6), free T4 is 10.6 (range 7.5 - 21.1), free T3 is 6.9 (range 3.8 – 6.8), Ferritin is 49.0 (range 11 – 336), vit D is 168 (75 optimal, 220 toxic). B12 Assay is 392 (range 180 – 914) Serum Folate 25.2 (range 3.1 – 19.9)