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Depression and Thyroid disease

From: queenkells - 11 years 30 weeks ago

I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism/graves disease in 1996. I was 18 years old. I thought I was a normal teen and that the symptoms were something that everyone my age was experiencing. Clearly I was wrong and after many tests and pills I finally accepted that I would forever deal with this disease. Fast forward and I am now in my early 30s and I am being told my thyroid is in remission. The crazy thing is that although my tests come back 'normal', I don't feel normal. I am still struggling w/my menstrual cycles, sleep patterns, hair loss and most recently depression. I remember having the same issues when I was first diagnosed but shouldn't the symptoms decrease if my thyroid has become 'stabilized'?

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First reduce your depression by taking antidepressants drugs. Generic Aventyl (Nortriptyline) is prescribed to treat symptoms of depression. More info at
This medication help improve your mood, relieve anxiety and tension.