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Old 02-26-2006, 07:34 AM   #1
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Bipolar and hypothyroid

I'm new to these boards. Someone recommended me to take a look so here I am I am 51, female and have been bipolar since my mid teens. I only received a diagnosis about 10 years ago. Prior to that I was always treated as unipolar. I have been hospitalised about 8 times all in all (first time when 16, last time 28). Since having kids (3) I vowed I would never go away into hospital. With a very supportive husband (silver wedding anniversary last Summer) and excellent support from my GP and psychiatrist I manage out of hospital. Having crashed with a bad depression just before Christmas I was diagnosed as having an underactive thyroid and have just started Levothyroxine. I am going to look at the thyroid board but am wondering if anyone else has this combination? It would be such a relief to share experiences and swop coping strategies. Oh, and I'm menopausal also . I hope this post isn't too long.

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Old 03-01-2006, 05:56 PM   #2
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Re: Bipolar and hypothyroid

How touching. Silver, how many years is that?
My wife has BP too. We have been married now for 21 years. I guess that may be Red. LOL just kidding. Is your husband involved with any support groups?
God Bless


Old 03-05-2006, 07:57 PM   #3
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Re: Bipolar and hypothyroid

I have been on that combo for only 2 weeks, but it seems to be working out okay. I am doing better than I have in some time now.
every person that I have met in my life has brought with them a lesson. I may not have enjoyed the lesson learned, but I have always enjoyed attending class.

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