Hyperthyroidism

If you haven’t read my doctor doctor posts, this is kind of a run-off of those, but more focused. I am still not sure if my hyperthyroidism is postpartum related or if it is a hereditary issue that has suddenly decided to give me problems. I have a strong family history of thyroid issues on both ends of the thyroid spectrum, so it doesn’t really come as a surprise. And there really isn’t a good way to tell if it is something that is temporary or if I could be dealing with this for the rest of my life. It is something that I really don’t enjoy dealing with and it takes it toll on me. So I’m just going to run some symptoms by you guys that I have.

  1. Insomnia. ‘Nuff said.
  2. Extreme fatigue. see #1
  3. Micro-tremors of the hand
  4. Frequent BM
  5. Starving all the time. I could eat a horse.
  6. Weight loss even though I could, and have eaten a metaphorical horse.
  7. Light intolerance
  8. Eye strain while driving (never had that before)

My blood tests all show a classic case of hyperthyroidism. Low TSH and high T3 and T4. It makes me nervous for our future family because of how much the thyroid impacts the rest of the body. I am worried that we will have to go through the whole process again and I really don’t know if I can do it this time. And as the timeline draws nearer, I feel like we are totally unprepared. I don’t really know if I had this condition after Sylas or not. I never had testing postpartum with him. I know that I gained a lot of weight a few months after having him (hypothyroidism maybe?). I guess its all a game of wait and see but I’m not very good at it.

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