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Re: BETH- Thyroid Questions. Paxil?

Re: BETH- Thyroid Questions. Paxil?

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Posted by Christine on October 12, 2000 at 13:37:59:

In Reply to: Re: Celexa not helping posted by Beth on October 12, 2000 at 02:06:23:

: : I have only been on celexa for 4 weeks but I have not had a good experience with it. I have been extremly tired and lethargic all the time. I have been falling asleep at work and getting about 12 hours a night. My depression has not lessened and I get worse because I am a person who likes to get things accomplished, always busy, and I could care less about getting off my couch. I have had hypothyroidism for the last 10 years and we are adjusting that by a minimal amount. I am on 40 mg a day of celexa. I was on prozac a year ago and had similar results and quit because I felt so bad. I am a 31 year old female that has had 2 children and 5 misscarriages, due to lack of progesterone. No dr. will speak to me about hormone replacement therapy- am I crazy to think that is more of the cause to my depression? I would be grateful for any opinions.

: I'm a Paxil myself for several years and don't know anything about Celexa (except from looking at the board it seems to be prescribed more). On Paxil I'm still not running around as I did in my young days but, on the other hand, I don't just stare out the window either. I'm old enough now not to worry about periods but I do have a lifelong history of hypothyroidism that I suspect may be a current problem. Periodically I beat up my poor doctor of many years to retest. I come back always as 4.4, borderline normal, so he won't prescribe anything for me. A long-time-ago poster suggested I ask him for a 3-month trial of Armour's to see how it went. Don't forget the thyroid health board (top right pull down menu and click) because those posters are knowledgeable and sympathetic, too, Beth

So do you think your depression is connected to your having borderline hypothyroidism? My dr refuses to believe that it or any of my other hormonal problems have anything to do with it. I guess I truly believe that one has to do with the other. I have an appt.for a follow-up and I am sure he will want to try another med. Could you give me your advice about Paxil? I heard that the withdrawls while trying to come off it or bad.? Thanks for the help. Christine

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