Hi everyone! I was reading a blog and a comment in it reminded of something. Depression is an integral part of underactive thyroid, but my GP expalined that its a chemical depression caused by a lack of seretonine. I took anti-d's for years but they started having unwanted side effects, the worst being no brake between any passing thought and my mouth lol!! So i came off them. I feel emotions more intensely (which can be good or bad depending!) and I also recognise the signs of me going downhill. When this happens I go to my local health shop and buy a months worth of seratonine and that sees me through the bad patch and also helps me sleep better. The reason I'm posting this is because i originally tried St Johns Wart from a national health shop and, over the next couple of months, I started going back into hypothyroid problems. When I asked at the local shop they said that St J's cannot be taken if you are on thyroxine as it stops it working!! The national shop never even looked it up and things could have gone really pear shaped... It was then that the local shop said to try seratonine having looked it up and double checked it against my other meds. Hope this stops someone else making the same mistake! Cx
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