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Hypothyroidism and Medication


I was diagnosed with subclinical hypothyroidism about 2 weeks ago.  About 1 year ago, I had a physical done and my blood work was perfect.  I have been taking the generic for Zoloft, Sertraline, for about 8 months now.  I did another physical 3 wks ago, and it showed my TSH levels off and my Cholesterol as 276 with high LDL cholesterol also.  My HDL level was high, which is great.  I exercise and eat very healthy.

My question is, if Sertraline caused the hypothyroidism, which I have found several articles that imply it could've, will stopping the medication automatically reverse my subclinical hypothyroidism without taking medicine to offset my thyroid levels?
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Zoloft use can change how much medication you will need. It shouldn't cause hypothyroidism. I tried a search.
Th high cholesterol may be a sign of the hypothyroidism. Also depression can be a symptom as well. I would look at it like this: You became hypothyroid, and in turn, got depressed and cholesterol increased. Then you were diagnosed. Give the meds time to work and make sure to get follow-up blood work to re-check thyroid and cholesterol levels.
If you stop the Zoloft at any time, make sure to re-test thyroid levels as they may need adjustment.
My sister is on Zoloft and Synthroid. If you have any links, would you mind sending me a message with the links? I'd like to read them to check out the possibility of it being related.
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Hypothyroidism is known to cause or worsen preexisting depression.  
Antidepressants causing hypothyroidism, I don't thinks so  However, on the other hand, I don't know everything.  ;) ;) ;)


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