Every person is different. So my experience and others may not be yours and vice versa.
I never did well on psyche drugs and taking them with thyroid medication made matters worse for me. I was prescribed psyche drugs for depression, anxiety, and moodiness when I was 16 yrs old. I felt so awful on them, discontinued taking them after a year and saw an internist. The internist ran tests, determined I had thyroid disease and prescribed Armour. Taking Armour did away with all my symptoms.
When I moved to CA, doctor prescribed Synthroid and my depression, etc returned. There were periods I went back on psyche drugs, but did so poorly they were discontinued.
I did well when I took levoxyl and armour combo. Then, my doctor left and new endo prescribed levoxyl and cytomel. I started with 5 mcg of Cytomel and increased to 7.5 mcg then 10 mcg. I developed anxiety, depression, etc on Cytomel and became extremely energetic and unable to sleep when I took 5 mcg of Cytomel in the morning and at lunch.
Last month, I talked my endo into putting me back on Armour ( the medication I took for 15 years without a problem) and it worked. No more depression, anxiety, moodiness, insomnia, etc.
You mentioned TSH test. Does your doctor do Free T 3 and Free T 4 testing along with TSH. TSH measures brain hormone, not thyroid hormone. Free Ts show how much thyroid medication is in blood stream. The test that determines if thyroid medication is getting into cells where it is needed to relieve our symtpoms is rT3 ( reverse T 3) Most doctors won't do rT3 because they do not know how to read this test.
In my case, developing diabetes while taking Levoxyl and Cytomel showed I was resistant and hypothyroid although my TSH, Free T 3 and 4 were within range.
Do you take vitamins? My endo insists I take vitamin D ( the happy and immune vitamin) She tests my levels twice a year. I started by taking 1000mg of vitamin D, but my levels remained low (25-30) So she instructed me to take 2000 mg of D daily. Normal D level is between 50-100.
Selenium is another important vitamin b/c it helps thyroid medication get into cells. I eat a few Brazilian nuts daily which contain highest amount of selenium. There are thyroid support vitamins that contain selenium. But vitamin D has to be taken separately and all vitamins should be taken with meal. I take my vitamins with lunch and dinner since vitamins should not be taken within 4 hours after taking thyroid medication since they lowers absorption.
Good luck and feel better.
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