Tiffanie - posted on 12/07/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
Thyroid disorders run in my family. I have a 7 month old son and my thyroid is way out of whack. Because of my "recent" pregnancy my endo seems to think that I have PPT (postpartum thyroiditis). I have researched this and PPT goes from hyper to hypo and I thought if this was the case, with my sons age, I would be in the hypo stage by now....also I have no inflammation which I'm pretty sure would be required for a thyroid-ITIS diagnosis. These are my labs so far:
About 2 months ago my midwife had my TSH tested because I suspected thyroid problems: TSH .02
She referred me to my primary dr.
About a month later at my appt with my primary, he ran labs and assumed it was PPT referring me to an endo. Those labs were: TSH .01, FT3 10.0, TT4 14.4
Another month later I saw my endo who again thinks its PPT and sent me for labs and the results were: TSH .006, FT3 6.7, and FT4 2.26
I don't know if I should listen to my endo or go to yet another dr. Does this sound like PPT or Graves or something else? My biggest complaint is the extreme fatigue because I fall asleep driving...most of the way to work not a little nod here and there. I do have other symptoms though....palpitations, lose breath easily when carrying son or climbing stairs (I've lived on the 3rd floor for years and this shouldn't be an issue), also emotional side effects like anxiety, crying spells due to overwhelming stress, and being confused (I missed the date for my midterm and got a zero which caused me to fail the class all because I mixed up the date). I have other symptoms as well these are just the most noticeable.
Please help! Let me know if you need any more info as well...and thank you!
P.S. I think I was a little unclear about the dr thing. I know I need an endocrinologist. I just don't know if I should find a new one because I feel like no one is willing to help me.