Hi all, I'm new to this support site so please do help me out.. I'm 5 months postpartum and have been having symptoms for a while and feel let down by the NHS.
6 weeks after having baby no. 2, I sensed something was wrong and told my health visitor. She said she would be in contact with me and basically, she never did! In the process, my symptoms have got worse. Mood swings, irritability, gaining weight despite
dieting, coarse hair and general confusions. Although postpartum
depression was the first thing that came to mind, I wanted to check other avenues first (esp given the weight gain) so asked GP to
check hormones etc. My results were as follows:
- TSH level 5.25 mu/L "High"
- Serum free T4 level 12.9 pmol/L
GP said (patronisingly) that these results are okay and she will not prescribe me thyroxine as she didn't feel I was hypo (too borderline). What do you all think? I do not want to take unnecessary anti depressants if my symptoms are to do with my thyroid.. Please HELP!