I have been experiencing severe anxiety,& depression,since late September,when I experienced a stress trigger(I am unable to cope with stress due to adrenal issues)following 2 attempts to add some NDT to my T3-only dosing on 2 trials of 5 weeks each.I had been doing well on T3-only,mood-wise for over a year.
I feel I need an SSRI to cope with this.I have previously tried Cetalopran & have just tried Setraline.Unfortunately,the side effects are difficult to cope with,though I know they can reduce after about a month.I gave up on the Setraline after a few days,due to nausea,an increase in anxiety,double vision & brain fog.The Cetalopran I tried for 3 weeks in 2012,but felt So much more anxious,I couldn't go on.
I wonder if I am not serotonin-deficient?
Also,I realise SSRIs work against thyroid medications.
I have thyroid blood tests next week,including FT3, so I know I need to wait & see if I am taking enough T3.
I am posting because I am feeling so low & frightened.Any advice or suggestions would be gratefully received.
I am taking Holy Basil & 1 gram vit C & magnesium,B12,folate,vit D3,B1,B2,B5,B6,iron,CQ10 & iron.
Posting on here makes me feel less alone.
Thanks all,for being there.