My name is Tara. I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder in my early 20's and then after testing with TSH levels of 352 when I was 35, hypothyroidism. It's only last year that I realized the two were linked when I was required to go off my synthroid to have a radiation scan. My anxiety went crazy.
2 months later my 16 year old daughter who has always been the most independent, capable and self driven kid began to spiral into a nasty severe depression. My first thought was to check her thyroid. Her results showed the presence of antibodies (Anti Thyroid Peroxidase). Because her depression included suicidal ideation she was put on effexor xr but it doesn't seem to be very effective. She was taking 25mg of synthroid until her last set of tests came slightly low T4 so is now on 37.5mg synthroid.
She cycles through every three days an emotional crash where she sobs and says she can't go on like this. We live in remote B.C. Canada and have an endo appointment in Vancouver mid April.
I will post her pending results here and ask for advice. It was one thing for me to suffer at the hand of this but it's quite another to watch my amazing kid unravel like this. I'm beside myself with worry. I hope I can lean on some of you more knowledgeable that I regarding my daughter's struggle.