4 weeks ago I was given a trial of 25mcg of thyroxine to see if it would help alleviate symptoms associated with Hashimoto's diagnosed by raised antibodies and a strong family history of the condition. All other bloods were in range. I was extremely keen to try it as I had read articles showing a close link with Hashi's and anxiety, depression and horrendous brain fog, which I have been suffering from for some time. I don't believe Hashi's is the cause of my depression. A succession of stressful 'Life events' are at the heart of the problem. However, I wondered could they be contributing.
I know it's still only early days but I am feeling more depressed and anxious. The brain fog is about the same which is basically bad. I already take an anti-dep (Mirtzapine) which the GP increased last week as I said I was feeling worse. She did ask if i felt more agitated which I do. But cos there's so much going on in my life it's hard to know is that the thyroxine or me. I recall the endo saying 4 weeks ago that if I felt more anxious I might need to come off it.
Has anyone seen a worsening of their symptoms, particularly anxiety and depression, with thyroxine? Clutter replied to me last week about dosages of thyroxine for depression. Maybe I'm just on the wrong dose. But I don't know how I will find a psychiatrist who would consider Hashi's in the picture. That will just be a lottery.