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Concerned spouse - anger issues - thyroid related?
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Concerned spouse - anger issues - thyroid related?

My husband had a thyroid operatin last year and they removed part of the thyroid.  He had no treatments after
the operatin.   Was told to only take 1 calcium pill a day.  His mood was terrible right after the operation but the past 8 months he has been fine. For the past 2 weeks he started again with violent mood swings.  Can this personality change have anything to do with the thyroid?  He's starting to scare me.

Thanks, Myrna
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168348 tn?1379360675
Hi Myrna,

Perhaps he should get his TSH bloodwork levels checked.  Did they ever check them after the surgery?  20% of those who have had a partial never regain full function of the intact side.   It's possible his labs are wayyyy off and that can contribute to hypo symptms but not being a doctor, I cannot say with any certainty if anger is a part of that but everybody is different and I'd have ck'd out by a doc for sure.

WELCOME to our community.

Did he take the calcium bcz his parathyroids were not right?

May I ask why he had the partial?

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499534 tn?1328707778
I know that when my thyroid levels are off I tend to get moody and short tempered.
He needs to have his thyroid labs done: TSH, Free T4 and Free T3. All 3 of these tests are very important.
Welcome to the community!! :)
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When I was symptomatic with Hashi's, I was irritable and short tempered most of the time, I don't know if it was the stress from the Insomnia that it caused or Frustration from the Depression and the "Brain Fog"
although after I started taking Vitamin B Complex and a sleep aid, My mood did improve a lot. I would also have the Vitamin levels checked, it seems that many thyroid sufferers have Vitamin deficiency issues. Good Luck FTB4
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393685 tn?1425816122
Thyroid disease can mock bipolar symptoms totally. Mood stability is a hard one to get under control.

Vit D depletion is also a biggy too with thyroid. Vit D is the "happy hormone".
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