I was just curious to see how many members have gotten their thyroid tested. Only reason I ask is because I was diagnosed with Bipolar twice by several different Psychiatrists and I received various treatment both times. The first time I was diagnosed I even had a week long assessment where many different Medical Doctors and Psychiatrists screened me for Bipolar. I was put on 900 mg of Lithium, 5 mg of Abilify, and 50 mg of Sertraline the first time (and later 0.5 mg of Benztropine to treat the shaking side effects of that combination.) When I was re diagnosed with Bipolar I was put on 10 mg of Lexapro to treat Depression and later 750 mg of Depakote. These combinations helped a little bit but never 100%. After paying thousands of dollars for all of these Psych. appts. and all of the different meds., my PCP finally decided to check my thyroid levels, simple blood test. They discovered that I have Hypothyroid. Today I take 25 mg of Levothyroxine a day-that's it. One tiny pill. I was able to wean off all the Bipolar meds. And, I feel great, like a normal human being again-whatever you consider normal to be. Anyway, I respect the medical field, and I by no means am trying to belittle anybody's diagnoses. I just wonder if there is anybody else out there who may have this medical condition also and may not even know.
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