Thyroid troubles

Janet - posted on 02/05/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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2 months after the delivery of my third child, I noticed that I was having some "female troubles". I went and seen my doctor and she sent me for blood work. My thyroid was messed up, I have hyperthyroidism. I have been on thyroid medication for 6 months now. I was wondering if any one else had issues with their thyroids and what was the outcome. Did your thyroid start to function normally again, or are you on medication for life now?

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Iridescent - posted on 02/06/2010

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I had hyperthyroidism as a child that was undiagnosed until adulthood, then once it was noticed they found 6 tumors the same day. 3 months later there were 8, so my thyroid was removed and I'm now on synthroid. It's difficult because my weight has gone up, since my body (and diet) were used to hyper, and if anything I have more low times than "normal" now that it's been removed.

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I've been on synthyroid since I was thirteen years of age and I have to admit it was very unstable....fluxing between hyper and hypo ever two to three weeks until I had my daughter. Then I stablized out into Hypo and I will say this.....she prolonged my thyroid's "life" expectancy.....I was diagnosised with Hoshimoto's (my thyroid is dying) and it was suppose to "die" by the time I was 30. I know a colleauge at work has been having thyroid problems as well.....she's two years out from birth and the doctor told her that her pregnancy at her age is what started the ball rolling because of the hormone changes.

Debbie - posted on 02/06/2010

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I have hypothyrodism. I have been on medication since my early 20's and my doctors have said I will probably always need to be on it. But I just have to take that one little pill everyday so its ok. Its doable. But everyone is different so you just have to keep taking blood tests to see where you are at.

Teresa - posted on 02/05/2010

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I had the Hyperthyroidism after my second baby. Though my Doctor did not put me on meds as I was over weight and her wanted to see what would happen. They tested 6 weeks later and I was Hypo the other way.... So he dignosed Hoshimotos. Not on meds yet as I really feel it was just a hangover from having the Baby. I then had it checked again at the 6 weeks mark and it was Normal but only just! I was right on the Low side still... So I have one question. Did you breast feed?

And have you had a 2nd consult with another Dr.. You should get test's every 3 month or so to make sure your T3 and T4 Levels ok and the meds are working. How do you fell in yourself? All these things you should be thinking about. But I would start with a new test and 2nd look with a new/ diffrent Dr?

I have spoken to a lot of Mums and a lot do have a Thyroid slow or fast after having a baby and breast feeding.... I think it's the way the Body works itself out....

Any way worth thinking about?

Tess

Rachel - posted on 02/05/2010

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I have had my thyroids removed, so I am on meds for life. Thyroid issues are very common, especially with women. I have known people who have taken the meds temporarily and then been able to function normally, and others who have had to have their tyroid burned out and now take meds for life. Either way, I was on my meds before my son was born and I had no issues getting pregnant or managing my levels during my pregnancy and the year I spent nursing. The drugs are very effective and inexpensive and I am sure you will be very successful on them. Not to mention they will help you feel normal again. Good luck!

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