• Did you experience any mood changes or depression?

    Asked by leannemas on Friday, March 1, 2013

    Did you experience any mood changes or depression?

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    • spunky's Avatar
      spunky

      Yes! And Yes! I hated it. I have a sister who is psych nurse and she said she was ready to "intervene" if it lasted too long. Mine was related to my thyroid surgery and Synthroid levels. It eventually leveled out. But I have also leukemia and have had weeks of depression with that diagnosis. It all leveled out for me. But if it does not for you, please talk to your Doctor.

      over 5 years ago
    • tamp3265's Avatar
      tamp3265

      IN the beginning there is the usual fear, but after the surgery and radiation treatment I was back to "normal" My issues now are physical. I am getting back to my normal routine of exercise. I suffer from extremely dry throat that is causing me not to sleep well. I wake up in the middle of the night because I need to get something to drink

      over 5 years ago
    • Tracy's Avatar
      Tracy

      Part of the issue with thyroid removal is that it is difficult to get the endocrine system in balance. If it is out of balance (if your thyroid replacement is not correct) you will feel depressed, tired, out of balance and I lose my sense of smell. Your adrenal glands will try to boost your thyroid by sending out adrenalin so you get anxiety. It becomes a bad cycle. As a thyroid cancer patient you need to have a higher level of thyroid to prevent this cycle. I really hope this helps, Tracy

      over 5 years ago

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