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Old 09-07-2012, 11:52 PM   #2
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Re: Is it mental or thyroid related??(my story)

Welcome to the board although I'm sorry you're struggling like this.

As you might or might know it's crazy the effect a thyroid (dysfunction) can have on the body, including mentally. Ithink a lot on here can relate to how it 'plays' with our personality when levels are off (the latter one is an important addition). To me it sounds like your levels aren't at a good place, so think it's important important is to get your levels at a good spot and go from there. symptoms which resolve are thyroidrelated.

Are you on 50mcg for 2 years, was your dosage adjusted in the meantime? when were your last labs done. if you have any recent one please feel free to post them including the reference ranges. If you don't have any recent labs done, that's step 1 to do to get better.
You want to have checked: TSH, FT4 and FT3.

normal within ranges is not good enough when it concerns thyroid. Most need their free levels (FT4 and FT3 which are the actual thyroid hormnones) at least midrange or higher (60-80% of the ranges) in order to feel well.

Hang in there and things will get better!

 
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