thanks in advance to anyone who can give me advice...got diagnosed nearly 2 weeks ago after routine blood tests, hypo is in my family so i asked doc to check them..sure enough im hypo apparently, and started on 50mcg eltroxin. I wasnt told anything about the blood results, but reading posts on here i plan to ask my gp for the details as have no idea about my levels.
Is it common for pregnancy to trigger hypo? i had my daughter 8 months ago and lost weight rapidly after she was born, then after a few months started to gain, although i had huge sugar cravings for no apparent reason..i put it all down to breastfeeding, along with the tiredness, apathy etc..or is it possible i had it underlying before? i have been tested many times in the past but results i was told were always "normal".
Is it also common to lose bloating weight in the first couple of weeks taking eltroxin? ive dropped 5lbs and hoping the dose isnt too high as i still feel pretty rubbish most days.
My other question is about taking the meds...i read alot of stuff about coffee interacting with it so i set my alarm for 5am every day (crazy, i know!!) to take it, then go back to sleep until my daughter wakes up (usually about 6) cos i need coffee soon after getting up!!
I guess im just looking for help as i dont really understand it all
thanks so much!