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Mood Swings associated with Thyroid
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Mood Swings associated with Thyroid

What is the standard test to determine if your tyroid affects mood swings?
What is this diagnosis called? How would one know if this was something that needed treatment?
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Thyroid under or over-activity can cause mood swings -- there is no separate diagnosis for this.  Some may call it a mood disorder aggravated by thyroid dysfunction.  The standard test for thyroid is TSH & Free T4 -- if these are normal, it is unlikely the thyroid is aggravating the mood -- if not then it would be worthwhile fixing the thyroid problem to see if that helps the mood swings.
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I'm a thyroid patient, in addition to other medical problems.
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How important is health? Let's put it this way; Without it, very little else matters, like wealth, fame or career.  The one thing that does always matter is family, being there for them and providing for them and this is where health is most vital, especially for a family man.
When you struggle to get answers in an area as important as health but the passiveness of "some" of the people who can provide them, keeps those answers out of reach, it can lead you to resort to those "wiser" methods.
What's in a forum "nickname"? It's really just a way to express yourself without giving out true indentity, especially when it's a policy not to.
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Remaining HashiMan, on this forum, never to change from this point forward,
Yours Truely.
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I might add that my e-mail has changed twice in the past year, once due to going from dial-up to high speed DSL, the other due to re-location, so I took advantage of these changes didn't make them happen just to change registration (too expensive).
Thought I shouldn't remain registered under wrong info..
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