Q. Can thyroid problem be the reason for stress and anxiety?

Answered by
Dr. Aditya Gupta
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Mar 30, 2017

Hi doctor,

I have TSH 6.01. My T3 and T4 are normal. I feel stressed with anxiety. I cannot sleep at night. Please help me.

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Psychiatry Sexology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Though your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is raised, it does not require treatment with Thyroxine but needs monitoring.
  • Follow steps of sleep hygiene such as sleeping and waking up at regular time, avoiding caffeinated drinks at least 8 hours before sleep, avoid using television, mobile, laptop, etc., half an hour before sleep instead do relaxing activities like taking a hot shower, etc.
  • Practice relaxation techniques like breath relaxation exercise daily. Maintain a journal and log down any distressing thought on it.
  • If these methods do not help, then consult a psychiatrist either on this platform or nearby for detailed evaluation and treatment.

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