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QWhen do thyroid symptoms go away with treatment?

I have been diagnosed with having a very active thyroid and I will see my doctor and endocrinologist in a week . I've been experiencing depression , panic attacks , obsessive worrying thoughts , fatigue and a general apathy for about six months. My doctor says that this has to do with how bad my thyroid is . However, once you receive treatment for thyroid ( taking the correct dose of medication ) , will my emotional symptoms disappear ? NEVER was well before six months. All this just started so early, anxiety and all. So , how long will it take for emotional symptoms to go away? It was really upsetting to me and I just want to be myself and I feel again. Any input is appreciated , especially from someone in the medical field !

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#1Long WeekendAnswered at 2012-12-14 17:19:38
Your doctor will perform all the evidence that he / she feels are needed to help with a treatment plan for you . You may also have the need for some ultrasound and / or x-rays of your thyroid , neck , etc , the doctor will tell you . Depending on the out come of the tests , the doctor will suggest you take synthroid ... I personally would try to talk to your doctor about any alternative treatments to help you with your problem - especially if your levels are not very high - I do not I can tell how long it will take the medication once you start , can not anyone else - every body reacts differently to how long it takes ... sometimes you'll start to feel better - in a few days and sometimes will take weeks or even months to find the right dose that works for you --- yet, this might need to be adjusted from time to time . Some people have no problems in terms of return to what they feel is a normal life ... some people do not ... just all depends . The only person who will be able to help you is your medical team as well as yourself . It might take a little time .... continue to communicate with your health care and remember to have a little patience ... it might take some time . Good Luck .
#2sheromeyaAnswered at 2014-02-26 12:40:16
Hypothyroidism is thyroid hormone deficiency. It is diagnosed by clinical features such as a typical facies, hoarse slow speech, and dry skin and by low levels of thyroid hormones. Management includes treatment of the cause and administration of thyroxine.
Levothyroxine controls hypothyroidism, but does not cure it. It may take several weeks before you notice a change in your symptoms. Continue to take levothyroxine even if you feel well. Do not stop taking levothyroxine without talking to your doctor.
#3ゝ Start Answered at 2014-03-10 12:10:00
First of all, if you have had this only six months before having it found, you can be VERY thankful.

The treatment process is a very slow gradual process getting YOU to YOUR right dose ... hang in there.

BTW, were you tested to see if it came from Hashimoto's .... should have been.

God bless
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