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Can thyroid problem be the reason for stress and anxiety?


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Dr. Aditya Gupta

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Published At March 30, 2017
Reviewed AtAugust 21, 2023

Patient's Query

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.

Answered by Dr. Aditya Gupta


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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. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Aditya Gupta
Dr. Aditya Gupta


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