I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's in May, although I suspect I've had it for a long time as I have put on a great deal of weight, although I exercise almost daily, and my then-doctor didn't take my weight gain seriously. My thyroid levels are still pretty off and I also have psych problems.......I have had an eating disorder in the past and could not cope with the weight gain, so I was taking too much of my thyroid medication in hopes of lowering the number on the scale. Didn't work too well because after a couple of months of this, my lab results showed Hyper; my endo figured out what I was doing and I only lost a pound, and now I have to have my thyroid checked more frequently. Besides all that, I am suffering from anxiety, some OCD symptoms. For example, I feel like I must exercise daily, even when I had a second degree sprained ankle last winter. I refused to rest a day and ended up needing a brace and PT because I continued to exercise. I wash my hands often and use hand lotion immediately---I must do this. My moods are unstable and I become irritated easily, anxious and depressed. I weigh myself often to see if I have lost any weight. I also binge eat now and crave anything salty or sweet. I had my adrenals checked and the plasma levels are always fine, but my saliva cortisol tests are a different story---on the low end of normal, and can't find a doctor who will take me seriously and treat me properly. I have a new primary/internist and he thinks I am bipolar and OCD and he put me on a low dosage of Zoloft and sending me to a therapist for treatment. No one I know thinks I am bipolar. Is the thyroid condition causing all these mental problems for me or no?