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Over the past few months, two people have suggested that I get my thyroid checked. One is my mother, in reference to my depression and GAD. The other is someone I work with, who knows nothing of my mental health but noticed that I am always bundled up in the office. I've done some searching, and apparently thyroid problems, low body temp, anxiety and depression can all be related.
I want to ask the psychiatrist I am seeing next week about having tests run on this. Does anyone have experience on this? If I have a thyroid problem, I want to treat it properly!
03-29-2012, 10:41 PM
This should be the first thing that is tested when presenting with anxiety .
With anxiety it is the brain that is telling the thyroid what to do .
If the thyroid then yes it will cause anxiety .
03-30-2012, 04:23 AM
It's the first thing they tested me for when I presented with my most recent incident.
It's a simple blood test. Go and get it done!!
(my thyroid - whatever that is anyway - is fine!!)
03-30-2012, 10:47 AM
Get the test done for sure. I did a few times because I was kind of hoping it was my thyroid was the reason. That might sound weird but true
03-30-2012, 10:57 AM
As Laura said, its a quick blood test. Mommy, I had mine done too because I was hoping there was a biological reason for the anxiety. No luck, though :)
Yeah, probably wishful thinking but still worth a shot
03-30-2012, 03:24 PM
Another one you can have is a 24 hour pee test . I think this is to test for cortisol levels . This was the first test i had done and i think it is related to the thyroid test .
I am sure you have had many tests but just check they have done things such as sugar , main Vitamins , hormones etc .
They gave actually done no tests at all ad far as blood and urine go. This is why I'm trying to figure out exactly what to ask for. I don't want to insist on a full panel as that seems like overkill and is probably expensive. Thanks kev
That's usually the forst thing they check and then heart problems and so on. And mine always comes back normal. Funny story I got panic attacks ever since I tuck diet pills I'm sure and positive those pills did something to me like it mest up something inside of me but everything comes back normal. So I really don't know where my anxiety comes from. But u should get ur thyroid checked good luck hope u get the answer ur looking for.
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