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Hypothyroidism and Stress

I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about a year ago and have been on various doses of synthroid since. I'm a 40 year old female.
Over the past few months I feel more overwhelmed with everyday things and if more stressful situations arise if feel like I horribly overwhelmed. I was always one to be able to handle a great deal of responsibilities but now the smallest things seem like to much at times.
Is this a hypothyroid symptom? Does anyone else have this? How do you handle it?
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Yes to your question.  From a very long list of symptoms that may be related to hypothyroidism, following is the section on Emotional symptoms.  

    Tension
    Irritability
    Wanting to be solitary
    Mood swings
    Anxiety
    Personality changes
    Feelings of resentment
    Jumpy
    Easily startled
    Lack of confidence
    Nervousness

The way to handle your issue is to make sure your thyroid hormone levels are adequate, as well as assuring that your Vitamin D, B12 and ferritin levels are optimal.  If you will please post your thyroid related test results and reference ranges shown on the lab report we will try to assess your status.  Also if tested for D, B12 and ferritin, please post those as well.  Also please tell us about any other symptoms you have.  
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