It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Thyroid Disorders Message Board

Paranoia and hypothyroidism...

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-17-2009, 03:19 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 14
mamahippo HB User
Paranoia and hypothyroidism...

Is paranoia symptom of this disease? I'm finding more and mroe that I get obsessive thoughts and paranoia that I'm being lied to. In my normal mind and rationally I know these thoughts are not at all founded, but they are there and sometimes very strong. Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing this symptom. I feel like I'm going crazy! I have an apt coming up to begin treatment and I really do hope this new doctor is willing and able to help me.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 10-17-2009, 08:29 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Missouri, USA
Posts: 12,931
midwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB Usermidwest1 HB User
Re: Paranoia and hypothyroidism...

The mental aspects of hypoT can be quite severe if the hypoT is severe and of long-standing duration. In the old days, before the condition was understood and treatment was non-existent, hypothyroid people were often confined to asylums.

I wouldn't think - although I don't know for fact - that hypoT in its milder form or of shorter duration would cause serious paranoia in and of itself, but that it could worsen paranoid thoughts that already may be present.

Last edited by midwest1; 10-17-2009 at 08:31 AM.

Old 10-18-2009, 07:09 AM   #3
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Finland
Posts: 3,348
FinnMaid HB UserFinnMaid HB UserFinnMaid HB UserFinnMaid HB UserFinnMaid HB UserFinnMaid HB UserFinnMaid HB UserFinnMaid HB UserFinnMaid HB UserFinnMaid HB UserFinnMaid HB User
Re: Paranoia and hypothyroidism...

I did at times have obsessive thoughts - I would go around and around in my mind usually in the middle of the night without going anywhere I also thought about walking under a truck or falling off a bridge - I'm still very reluctant to go out on balconies because the first thing that still comes to my mind is "what if I just went over the rail" and I even get the urge to do it. At the same time I have (or really have had) no intention of actually killing or even harming myself. I had mild HypoT for over ten years before I got treatment.

Hope you get help

Last edited by FinnMaid; 10-18-2009 at 07:58 AM.

Old 10-18-2009, 08:51 AM   #4
Senior Veteran
Join Date: May 2008
Location: AZ
Posts: 2,251
javelina HB Userjavelina HB Userjavelina HB User
Re: Paranoia and hypothyroidism...

I've read of a lot of serious mental issues that can happen with hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism and I suffered from depression for many years from undiagnosed hypo. I'm pretty sure it has contributed to my mother's dementia too. It's just one more reason why it's so important to get properly diagnosed and treated.
Hanginthere, and if your doc isn't willing to help, keep looking! Most docs want to treat the mental health problems with psychotropic drugs and ignore the thyroid which is at the root of the cause.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Schizophrenia or just Paranoia randee02 Schizophrenia 19 05-07-2009 04:30 AM
is paranoia part of Bipolar arenner Bipolar Disorder 10 09-02-2005 08:47 PM
[B]Paranoia & anger[/B] hypobug Thyroid Disorders 0 08-18-2005 01:40 AM
Paranoia aliend Schizophrenia 2 02-19-2005 07:08 PM
What do you do to fight paranoia? SpreadItAround Lyme Disease 3 12-18-2004 06:22 AM
how do you deal with the paranoia? deflator100 Schizophrenia 8 09-09-2004 09:23 AM
A little story about (possible) paranoia Lectus Bipolar Disorder 9 12-15-2003 04:01 PM
Paranoia and Stress Bob A Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) (CRPS) 14 09-11-2003 11:04 AM
paranoia anyone? pibiller Thyroid Disorders 2 06-16-2003 08:56 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:46 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!