Our expert says:
I am so sorry to hear about all these problems you are having and this at such a young age. If you have had a total thyroidectomy, then it is vital that you take Eltroxin and that your dr monitors your blood levels of thyroid hormone on a regular basis to see if you are receiving sufficient. Antidepressants will not necessarily interfere with the Eltroxin and you may find that if you do use an antidepressant that your mood improves and you feel less exhausted. Tiredness and listlessness as typical symptoms of depression, so do discuss treatment with your dr. A healthy balanced diet which concentrates on foods rich in protective nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, bioflavonoids and omega-3 fatty acids will always make you feel more energetic. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, unprocessed or wholegrain cereals and breads, legumes, fat-free milk and dairy products, lean meat, fish and eggs, with some poly- or monounsaturated oils, nuts and soft margarines. You could also take a complete vitamin and mineral supplement such as Centrum or Supradyn Forte and Salmon oil capsules to boost your omega-3 intake. I think it is an excellent idea for you to start exercising again because as you know, exercise not only stimulates your metabolism, but it is a powerful antidepressant because you produce endorphins, which act as natural antidepressants in the body - so get active ASAP.
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