Hashimotos and depression

  1. I am diagnosed with hashi three years ago. I had a depression and was already on the "killing myself" path - thankfully my daughter has phoned me. Since I am on T4 my depression is better - not fully gone, there are still gray days, especially when I am tired for the third or fourth day and can't do anything. Please be careful.

  2. Before my diagnosis, I was on Prozac for 15+ years. I had major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. Who knows if I actually had Hashimotos before my depression was diagnosed. I stopped taking Prozac and drinking alcohol a little over a year ago. I do still have anxiety attacks and depression sometimes. I have found that a good balance of ashwaghanda and L-theanine with gentle exercise helps my mental health.

  3. The only times I’ve been very depressed there were external factors which were to blame. These days even when my Hashimotos is bad my mind is totally good.

  4. Hormones. I’ve come to learn that thyroid issues can cause hormone imbalances as well as micronutrient deficiencies. Getting my hormones replaced did wonders for my mental health. I had low ferritin too and that will also cause depression, I’m supplementing with iron. Get labs done and make sure everything is balanced. This seems to be overlooked by so many doctors.

  5. I just got diagnosed with Hashi’s and also mixed connective tissue disease but I’ve had depression for forever. I’ve been taking Wellbutrin for three years and then started taking ADHD meds this spring (right before my AI diagnoses). I’m actually about to switch off the Wellbutrin to a generic Cymbalta. I didn’t know hashis and depression go together, so thank you for that knowledge! It explains a lot and makes sense. I also take ashwaganda regularly. I don’t drink and I eat very healthy. Someday maybe I’ll try coming off the depression meds, but right now I know I would not function without them. Good luck to you!

  6. I'm scared d to have another baby and for my Hashi to get worse. Right now I'm going through a tough time with my marriage and my self. Me personally it's hard to accept I have a disease. I had my 1st baby in 2021. She's now 1 year and 6 months old. I had my first panic anxiety attack this February. Had anxiety attacks almost every other day. It went for about 2 to 3 months. I felt like I was going to die. Had thoughts that I was going to die. Not necessarily kill myself but was scared of others hurting me. I was scared to be alone and wanted to feel safe. It was terrible.

  7. Suicide Hotline Numbers If you or anyone you know are struggling, please, PLEASE reach out for help. You are worthy, you are loved and you will always be able to find assistance.

  8. Well, definitely don't have another baby until you are ready and your marriage is stable. I was diagnosed before I had my first child. I now have 4 kids. I definitely needed the help after my second born. My post partum was bad and I almost left my husband. But counseling and the Zoloft helped me. Now that my youngest is almost 3 and I have 3 kids in school full time, I feel I can better deal with life. I have ways to destress with crafts, gardening and walking.

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