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Stephanie - posted on 02/08/2011 ( 16 moms have responded )

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Welcome to the group!! Introduce yourself and tell us your story and a little about your family. Hope you can find someone in a similar situation as yourself.

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Ashley - posted on 03/19/2011

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Hey everyone I'm Ashley I'm 25 years old and have a wonderful 16 month old baby boy Ryder! When I was 5 months pregnant I was diagnosed with thyroidtitus long story short when my son was 6 months old I was then diagnosed with thyroid cancer after a partial thyroidectomy (was supposed to be a total) I found out the cancer was close to spreading to the left thyroid less then a month later I was back in the surgery room getting the rest of my thyroid out I later found out the cancer didn't get to that side! After a body scan then rai therapy and I just went for my last body scan hopefully the last rai therapy killed the leftover thyroid residue !!!! I'm on synthroid for life which doesn't bother me at all as it could be worse ! I just hope this nightmare is over it's very scary but I heard from all drs that thyroid cancer is the best cancer to get if you ever get it as it doesn't spread so that's a little reassuring but still scary!..... My scan in March showed nothing but my thyroglubin levels were still a little high so the dr suspected there could be a tiny piece of thyroid residue left over so he made an appointment for me in another province to go and get a pet scan which is what I have been told the "mother" of all scans it detects cancer bsically and I just found out the results of that scan and there was nothing (yay I was and am so relieved now I can move on as this nightmare is over) well I was wrong, I get a phone call back from the cancer clinic sying that my thyroglubin levels are still high ... well nothing is showing up on any scans and ultrasound on my neck and chest x ray I am just so scared I want to move on with my life ... and to get that pet scan I had to go off my synthroid for a month ... huge mistake I gained 7 lbs in one month !!! and I have a wedding dress to fit into for august 27th of this year !!! anyoe have any suggestions on other thyroid pills to go on for weight loss? thinking about asking my dr about the natual kinds

Chrissandra - posted on 03/07/2011

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Hi, I'm Chrissandra, a 25 year old, married, mother of one incredible 18 month old girl. After being accused of having an eating disorder in 9th grade, my Mother took me to have my thyroid scanned. I was then diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I developed Graves Disease during my pregnancy, and after I had my daughter, my weight plummeted to a startling 89 pounds. I felt so ashamed of myself, I was wasting away and nobody understood that it was out of my hands. Again, I had friends and co-workers whispering about me and my weight. I worked hard to keep my weight up, and continue breast feeding my daughter. When she was 11 months old I begin thyroid treatment again, I am planning to have radiation done when I get my insurance again.

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Gemma - posted on 12/30/2011

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Hi Tracy,
Nice to see someone else here in Europe. Not much in support groups online. It is amazing how the thyroid can throw us for such a loop. It really made me aggressive as it was overactive with post pregnancy. My numbers went all wonky after pregnancy. Too long of the body doing it the body does shut down after a while. Iphysically burnt out and became spastic(I have cerebral palsy also)like your dr said, you can't run a 26 mile marathon everyday. The question is finding the happy medium.and when our bodies go into such shock that we have our blood checked more often til it stabilizes. Hope the hypothyroidism gets regulated soon. Greetings Gemma

Gemma - posted on 12/29/2011

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The post partum thyroiditis is horrible but surgery is not always the answer. Your go should be able to keep a close eye one you. Blood tests every 2 weeks for a while til they get your dose of thyroid regulated. I know the depression part is awful though.

Stephanie - posted on 12/29/2011

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Update: I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's about 6 weeks ago. I switched my meds from Levothyroxine to Armour.

Gemma - posted on 12/28/2011

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Hello, I am gemma, I was born with a non existing thyroid. Was monitored closely by both pregnancies but with my second pregnancy my hormones were totally out of sync. I just spent four months in a psych clinic for ppd, burnout, and my thyroid was checked every two weeks til we got the dosage down to a whopping 75mcg.(haven't had my thyroid brought down so low since before I was a teenager) I am a Canadian Swiss so am writing from Switzerland. Nobody mentioned aggression as a problem with their thyroid, why not. Are you ashamed or has no one put the two together?

Tarah - posted on 07/12/2011

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Hi, I'm Tarah, 24, and have been diagnosed with Hashimotos for four years now, I am also pregnant with my first child.

Stephanie - posted on 06/17/2011

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Again, hello everyone! I try to get on here as much as I can but things are very busy in my house at the moment.

Cheryl - posted on 06/17/2011

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Hello everyone! My name is Cheryl. I'm 29 years old and have three children. Two are my birth babies and my eldest, Liam is my step-son. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism just over a year.5 ago near the end of my 2nd pregnancy. Ive been taking snytheroid and have slowly going up doses since. Ive been told this is normal.....having to find the "right" dosage for your body, but it's frustrating & discouraging. I try to work out and eat healthily, but it's hard with two kids under 3 at home, and being so lethargic all the time. Ive put on a lot of weight since my last pregnancy and feel incredibly crushed. Ive done a lot of reading & have heard lots of different things, but I'm just starting to feel very overwhelmed with it all, not knowing what will work best for me or even wanting to try in fear Ill have to start from the beginning all over again. Very futile. Anyways, thats me. Hope everyone is doing alright, and hopefully more people get involved in this group and share their experiences. Thank you! x

Reanna - posted on 04/04/2011

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Hi! I am seven months postpartum. I had an easy pregnancy and delivery and now have a beautiful boy. I am 34 years old and this is my first child. About 2 months postpartum I was diagnosed with postpartum depression and anxiety. About 6 months postpartum I was diagnosed with Postpartum Thyroiditis, I am now hyperthyroid and am taking betablockers and an anti thyroid medication. I feel TERRIBLE all of the time. I cry every day. I am sleepy all day long, I have stomach problems everyday, my vision is sometimes a little blurry, I am dizzy, shaky, thirsty, I have extreme panic attacks. It has been hell. I keep trying to figure out what I did wrong to deserve this, and I can't figure it out. I keep thinking that things will get better, but they only get worse. I have a really good support system, great psych, great family doctor, not so great Endo. I am not a fan of him. He comes in and out of the room so fast I forget to ask him questions that I wanted to ask. I hope this doesn't turn into a permanent thing, I don't think I can handle it. I keep thinking maybe if I go to the ER they might be able to fix me, because I have never felt so physically bad in my life.
I would LOVE to speak with someone who has gone through the same thing and survived it.

Reanna - posted on 04/04/2011

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Hi! I am seven months postpartum. I had an easy pregnancy and delivery and now have a beautiful boy. I am 34 years old and this is my first child. About 2 months postpartum I was diagnosed with postpartum depression and anxiety. About 6 months postpartum I was diagnosed with Postpartum Thyroiditis, I am now hyperthyroid and am taking betablockers and an anti thyroid medication. I feel TERRIBLE all of the time. I cry every day. I am sleepy all day long, I have stomach problems everyday, my vision is sometimes a little blurry, I am dizzy, shaky, thirsty, I have extreme panic attacks. It has been hell. I keep trying to figure out what I did wrong to deserve this, and I can't figure it out. I keep thinking that things will get better, but they only get worse. I have a really good support system, great psych, great family doctor, not so great Endo. I am not a fan of him. He comes in and out of the room so fast I forget to ask him questions that I wanted to ask. I hope this doesn't turn into a permanent thing, I don't think I can handle it. I keep thinking maybe if I go to the ER they might be able to fix me, because I have never felt so physically bad in my life.
I would LOVE to speak with someone who has gone through the same thing and survived it.

Caroline - posted on 03/31/2011

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hiya ladies. i am 38 now but i got thyroid problems for 7 yrs, i had wanted 2 start a family so i got put onto these tablets that block thyroids downside i couldn't go near ppl. i had my daughter, then 4 yrs later had my son i have 2 get checked every 6 months but now i am developing the symtoms again, had blood test so just gotta wait til i get them back 2 c if i have it again. i had hyperthyroids my older brother has the other form of thyroids....but no one else in my family has it. oh i am expecting again :)

Ashley - posted on 03/19/2011

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Hey everyone I'm Ashley I'm 25 years old and have a wonderful 16 month old baby boy Ryder! When I was 5 months pregnant I was diagnosed with thyroidtitus long story short when my son was 6 months old I was then diagnosed with thyroid cancer after a partial thyroidectomy (was supposed to be a total) I found out the cancer was close to spreading to the left thyroid less then a month later I was back in the surgery room getting the rest of my thyroid out I later found out the cancer didn't get to that side! After a body scan then rai therapy and I just went for my last body scan hopefully the last rai therapy killed the leftover thyroid residue !!!! I'm on synthroid for life which doesn't bother me at all as it could be worse ! I just hope this nightmare is over it's very scary but I heard from all drs that thyroid cancer is the best cancer to get if you ever get it as it doesn't spread so that's a little reassuring but still scary!

Stephanie - posted on 03/18/2011

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Hello ladies!!! I'm sorry it took me so long to personall welcome you both- a new medical issue has been thrown onto my plate recently, so I've been dealing with that along with the things of everyday life.

Tracey - posted on 02/15/2011

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Hi Stephanie, my name is Tracey and i have suffered from Hypothyroid for 6 years.I am 47 and had my son when i was 41.I think this was the trigger for it.I had it for 4 years without knowing.i just put the symptoms down to general fatigue of having a new baby!!!!I lost a terrific amount of weight, and was very stressed.5 years late i had terrible shakes and couldn,t understand what was wrong with me.It took collapsing in a restuarant with what friends said looked like an epileptic fit and waking up in the back of an ambulance.I was diagnosed with an overactive thyroid..
it has now been one year since that happened and i have been on medication.My cholesterol has now gone sky high, i have put on too much weight and gone the other way.I am seeing the specialist soon etc.It is a horrible thing to have and alters the way you see life.
My doctor described it perfectly.H said your body is running a twenty six mile marathon every day and no one can do that.
I am glad you have started the page and look forward to reading other peoples posts.Hope you are feeling better now.tracey

Stephanie - posted on 02/08/2011

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I am Stephanie, I am a 21 year old mom of one for now (trying for another). I was diagnosed with hypothyriodism in August 2010 after months of hospital trips and tests. Hypothyriod runs in my family- I am the third woman to be diagnosed on my mother's side, my aunt and grandmother before me. Since I am fairly new at this, I can't give too much advice, but am always willing to lend my support when I can.

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