Posted 2/14/2007 1:25 AM (GMT -6)
I am so glad I saw your post!
I have to ask - at the time you were put on anti depressants - did you test for thyroid hormones?
if so - my guess is you did not need the anti depressants and were low thryroid and not producing enogh hormones to balance you out.
No worries about feeling guilty and unmotivated - thats life - just keep going - the sinking feeling - honey thats guilt! you probably arn't used to it because you have been on meds.
I am so confused right now myself - as my daughter (16 yrs) also just started taking Armour for low thyroid -about 4 weeks now... I see a big difference - she has so much more energy - she has focus and concentration at school - she even sang Kareokee the other night ( she has NEVER participated before)
I was surprised when we went for her check up that the Dr was mad I did not put her on the Lexiapro ( he precribed at the same time as the thyroid med) I said I wanted to see how she reacted to one med at a time. ( I was alittle shocked he did not!) anyway he asked her some questions and said it was to score how depressed she was from 0 - 80 / 80 needed to be hospitalized. she scored a 65. after an hour he convinced me to put her on the Lexapro 5mg for the first week then 10 mgs after that.
today was the first day - she took it in the AM ( big mistake) I should have read this website first! I got a call from the school nurse who was postive she was on DRUGS! she had the shakes or chills like when you have fever - she fell asleep in class - and then her eyes would not respond correctly to the eye test the school nurse performed. I picked her up went to the Drs - he said it was normal and would go away and to take it a t night ! ADVICE he should have given me at the time he gave me the sample!
I get so mad they are so quick to dispense the pills but it is up to us to fiqure out what the risk are. I have no doubts that my daughter is depressed - but I think we should have let the thyroid hormones do thier job a few more months! and he NEVER suggested counciling----I know now,,,,that my daughter had gone thru a womans worst nightmere when she was 14 - she never told anyone till this year - she has been depressed over it as long.... I think we need TALK therapy for sure - but I am afraid these drugs will start something we can get off !
sorry to rant
I am scared and not sure what is the best thnig to help my daughter!
Not sure LEXAPRO is the answer!