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 focussed on the negatives for too long. I feel for those that really suffer with 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?  See your doctor and ask for a full thyroid panel.

🎧 Stay tuned for my upcoming Podcast, Let’s Talk Thyroid.

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

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 focussed on the negatives for too long. I feel for those that really suffer with 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?  See your doctor and ask for a full thyroid panel.

🎧 Stay tuned for my upcoming Podcast, Let’s Talk Thyroid.

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