Let’s Talk Thyroid Symptoms:

Depression + Hashimoto’s

Another of the most common Hashimoto’s symptoms is depression.

Disruption to hormone levels, having a chronic illness and poor gut health (gut/mood connection) can all contribute to feeling depressed. I’ve heard many people say they have been diagnosed with depression when deep down they know something else is at play. This can be part of the complex nature of Hashimoto’s and getting a proper diagnosis.

Again, like with the other symptoms we have been exploring, if you think something isn’t right, please seek medical help.

A few years ago I had a brain lesion, a lot of aches, pains, arthritis in my feet, I’d been to hospital with back spasms and felt like I was spending my days getting some sort of scan or treatment. Looking back I was pretty flat back then. I was sick of being sick, of having chronic illnesses. I’m grateful that I am a naturally optimistic person and don’t stay focused on the negatives for too long. I feel for those that really suffer from feelings of depression associated with their thyroid conditions.

Tips:

🩺 Depression and mood disorders are really important to be checked by your health practitioner.

🔵 Contact Lifeline 13 11 14 if you need to talk to someone.

🩸 Get your thyroid bloods checked through your doctor. Perhaps you’ll need some medication or adjustment in medication.

🦠 Look at your gut health and investigate the gut/brain/mood connection. I love Dr David Perlmutter’s book Grain Brain on this topic.

💦 If I’m feeling a bit flat, I like to diffuse citrus essential oils like lemon, lime, green mandarin, wild orange etc. 

📞 Get support from a friend.

✅ Join the discussion in the group, Let’s Talk Thyroid.

Suspect you have a thyroid issue? PLEASE trust your instincts and get it thoroughly checked out with your health practitioner. This thyroid basics page has an overview of what tests to ask for and an affiliate link to use a private lab if your doctor won't order them.

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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