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i'm depressed again, on 75mcg synthroid, 5mcg cytomel, and the depression is almost as bad as before i was taking anything (xmas, january, february, march) ... started on march 22nd ...

i'm snappish, flew into a towering rage over something that happened that should have been merely annoying (altho' the thing that happened made me look like a fool -- a fool is something i DO NOT want to look like) ...

at first, i had a few good days, then BAD ones, then good ones, now bad ones again, and there always seems to be something in addition: exhaustion OR extreme-pain OR constipation ... when am i ever going to feel well MOST of the time?

i started on 50 mcg synthroid on march 22nd, and have gone up to as much as 100mcg, but my hand started twitching ...

my endo-from-hell put me back down to 50 mcg with no cytomel, but i started feeling like constipated-woman again, and the depression began to come back, so upped the dose to, as i said, 75mcg with 5mcg cytomel last week (saturday the 26th), and my depression is even worse ...

i was at my best in the second week of april, had 2 absolutely brilliant days (i felt content, not hyper), had 6 days that were ok (i could live like that), and then ... just on 50mcg cytomel, but i guess, because i'd been on so much before that, the synthroid in my system lingered for a couple of weeks ...

the old up-down-around snappish-depressed woman came back ...

i'll have some blood tests, and then go back to my endo-from-hell for a follow-up (and then hopefully he will be gone from my life forever -- i asked for another endo and when i told my GP whom i was asking for, my GP's response was, "oh, he's brilliant", so it'll take some time for me to get in with him but at least he's GOOD :D

what the hell's going on here???

meep, you said you felt normal -- how long did it take you to get there? what's "normal" for you?



[This message has been edited by jinglebts (edited 05-03-2003).]