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Re: Glad To Find This Group -- Starting Straterra froggyanna

Posted by bookgurl99 on May 22, 2003, at 8:08:30

In reply to Glad To Find This Group -- Starting Straterra, posted by froggyanna on May 22, 2003, at 4:32:32

Froggy,

Your symptoms blow me away, as I'm only 27 and am also hypothyroid. My psychiatrist wants me to be tested for sleep apnea. (I snore a lot.) I've just gotten off Zoloft after a year.(BTW, the zoloft made it _much_ harder to concentrate.) And -- since becoming hypothyroid -- I'm developing symptoms of ADD.

To be honest, from my perspective, these symptoms almost all boil down to the thyroid, as thyroid can exacerbate weight gain (hence sleep apnea) and memory problems. Otherwise, how would I, a health-conscious 27-year-old, be having the same symptoms as a 51-year-old?

When I tried Straterra recently, it made me very sleepy the first 2 days and very talkative the last day. I didn't like the feeling of being out of balance, and stopped.

My next step is to see my dr. next week and plead my case for Cytomel (t3) to be added to my thyroid regime. Several studies and anecdotal reports show that people feel greatly improved in terms of cognition and mood when they have t3 added to the mix. Lots of doctors are scared of t3 as it can increase one's chances of getting osteoporosis. But I say, if it's my brain versus my skeleton, my brain is a higher priority.

You might want to work on trying out t3, or getting your girl hormones checked out before hopping to more drugs. That's just my suggestion.

I'm really glad you found good new doctors. That is one of the best things just for feeling good about your care.

books


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