You may need Cymbalta because of your thyroid. Depression is a symptom of hypothyroidism. It is possible that once the hypothyroidism is treated, the depression may subside.
Anytime a diagnosis of depression is given, the docs are supposed to do thyroid testing before prescribing antidepressants.
I was diagnosed with graves disease nine years ago. My tsh was under control up until a a year and a half ago when I began taking cymbalta. Each time I was would get my tsh checked, I would need to change my synthroid to a lower dosage. My endocrinologist was puzzled but after three attempts to get my tsh at a normal range and three decreases, it is finally level. However, although the tsh is level, the cymbalta works great for stress, depression and I would not want to give it up - I have the symptoms of thyroid problems, e.g. weight gain, tired, achey, etc. So if anyone can tell me if I should stop taking the cymbalta because it is interferring with the tsh, I would appreciate it. My doctor seems to feel it is OK but why don't I feel like everything is under control????????
Did you ever get a reply to your question about Cymbalta and your Graves Disease. I too had Graves and had my Thyroid irradiated (nuked) and my Endocrine Fellow screwed up and put me on a dosage of Synthyroid half of what I was supposed to be on. My Psychiatrist just started me on Cymbalta not knowing of my Thyroid situation. I haven't started and am hesitant to do so. Appreciate your thoughts. ***@****