Our expert says:
Interesting and useful question. Sorry to hear of the haywire thyroid. An underfunctioning thyroid, (a) can help to cause a depression, (b) worsen an existing depression, and/or (c) even if one isnt depressed, mimic a depression ( causing the slowing down, low concentration and energy, etc. symptoms very similar to those of depression ; and can (d) limit the effectiveness of any other treatment for depression one may be taking. Fortunately, not only does correcting the thyroid imbalance such as by taking eltroxin, help in itself, even in people with NO thyoid underfunctioning, adding Eltroxin to most antidepressants sems to give one more bang for the buck, as it were, and enhance the antidepressant effects --- so this is quite added when someone with a plain depression is not responding adequately to normal treatment for the depression.
I haven't checked out the specific combination of Eltroxin and Cilift, but I'm not aware of prospective problems from combining them ( and I haven't heard of headaches as a likely side-effects of the combo, CP Mom, but check with your own psychiatrist, always, to be sure.
Matthew's reflexions from a reflexology point of view are interesting --- with respect, they don't sound any more accurate than the view of modern medicine in this specific example, but interestingly compatible.
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