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Fatigue, Depression

I had surgery for Thyroid Cancer in February 2008, thyroid removal, had treatment (radioactive pill), 8 months later
had Body Scan and another pill and was found not to have any cancer.  Will be checked next year.

In the meantime I am so tired and depressed I do not know where to turn.  I asked the Endo Dr. and was given the
name of 3 psychiatrists.  I am not crazy, just tired.  My primary did a blood test all looked ok.

I don't know where to turn.  I have a disk problem in my neck which causes me to have interrupted sleep but
a couple of times a week I take 1/2 an ambien or a vicodin.   I would appreciate any advice. Thank you.
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Don't know how you could have had all that done and then have a blood test that was "okay".   You need to get  the actual results from the blood test, along with their ranges, and post that info here.  

From what you described, you can forget that endo and start looking for a new doctor that knows thyroid problems. Depending on where you live, members might be able to suggest a good doc.  

In the interim, you can get a good indication of your metabolic state/ thyroid levels, by checking your temperature numerous times and comparing the average to the optimal of 98.6.  If you want to do some reading about temperature /metabolism here is a good site.

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OK, I think it is safe to say that the thyroid does change moods!(from reading those posts)... Both gimel and thypatient were very helpful to me. I didn't know much about the thyroid and how is F's everything up!!! Ye both have valid points and different opinions, lets just agree to disagree..Lifes to short to have enemies!!

To give my input into the inital question, I haven't had the experience of thyroid cancer but being hypot. I have fatigue, depression, anxiety and all the rest that comes with it...Im not on anti depressants and don't think I will.... But I can relate to feeling at a loss and not knowing what to do..... There are so many people on here who helps me and I know they will help you...  Give this site a chance i promise it will make you feel better! Just vent, ask questions or even post things that you think will cheer you up... I do and I know it helps me more than any doctor has! FACT!!!!! Hope you feel better!!
Hugs XxX
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Thank you for your kind words.

I had another blood test from my primary yesterday, he said the last test showed
hyper. I will know Friday or Monday.  I am at a loss because I had a complete body
scan with the last radioactive pill and it showed no cancer.  But I feel terrible & very
depressed.  I have always been the type of person to be moving all day, doing something.
Since the surgery I have become a couch potato and don't like myself.  Its very frustrating.
676032 tn?1315677663
Ya the thyroid changes a person!! Im a qualified personal Trainer, youd never think it looking at me!!! Hang in there..And were all here if you need to chat!
Jen x
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