I went to the doctor with symptoms of depression and he prescribed Prozac. But he also took blood and there was some indication I might have a somewhat underactive tyroid gland. I had raised tyroid stimulating hormone (5.75) but normal T3/T4. Subsequently, I've had a negative thyroid antibody test result. So, does that mean the tyroid is normal? I presume so.
I have no problem with the diagnosis of depression and the Prozac seems to be working - I'm concentrating better, sleeping more normally and I don't wake up wanting to die. My wife also assures me that I'm a nicer person to live with.
However, is there a food or a supplement that might give the old thyroid a boost and me a bit more energy?
I've cut back on alcohol, which wasn't excessive anyway. I'm increasing my training (which I'm enjoying again) to get my weight down. I'm about 85kg - and 1.9m tall - but I run much better when about 79kg.
But I still feel tired and running sometimes still feels an effort. Suggestions?