I just recently stopped nursing (gradually weaned) my 15-month-old boy. I have been having such a terrible time with depression about the past 6 to 8 months, but lately, it has gotten so bad. I am crying all of the time, feel terribly depressed, my self-esteem is at rock bottom, etc. I've struggled with anxiety and depression in the past but never this bad. I can't figure out what is going on and as much as I hate to, I feel I need to see a psychologist or something if I can't fix this (refuse meds, however).
I do have hypothyroidism and take Armour Thyroid. I am due to get my levels checked next week, as I was last there in November.
Does stopping breastfeeding cause another swing in your thyroid levels? I would think so due to the hormones but I'm not sure. I'm wondering if since I am on the same dosage as I was when first pregnant (my dosage was increased at some point in the beginning of my pregnancy), that may be now that I am done nursing, my levels are all out of whack and I may be getting too much thyroid through my medication. I really want to get to the root of why I am feeling this way and am wondering if anyone else has gone through this as well.