Thank you for taking the time to read this. I have been diagnosed with hypothyroid since 2009. Since I have been on medication (rangeing between 25mcg to 75mcg) I am more aware of my symptoms. This has always been an issue but I have never found a doctor willing to investigate further, other than doing the usual TSH and T4 test. That always comes back 'normal'. I have made the mistake of not asking for test results on paper, which I will do in the future! I had a baby November 2015, with help with clomid as I have fertility problems due to my thyroid and low progesterone. I was on progesterone for the first 12 weeks of my pregnancy and have been told there is no long term use of progesterone. Since giving birth to my son my symptoms are 100 times worse. I'm constantly tired, headaches, aches and pain, weight gain (particularly around the belly area which seems to increase and decrease as if swollen), foggy mind, heavy periods, slow thoughts and movements, dry skin, depression and I'm concerned for my mental health. My eyebrows thinned out and I lost part of them shortly after starting medication. I am anemic and take my iron tablet 12 hours after I have taken my thyroxine, so that they don't counteract each other. I think it's worth adding that since my diagnosis I have no libido, at all! I'm at a bit of a loss and I don't know what to do next. I'm looking for some advice really. My doctor wants to put me on anti depressants which I have refused as I feel like there is an underlying issue that cannot be corrected with anti depressants. They have suggested beta blockers but I am asthmatic and cannot take them. I understand that some of my symptoms can be mummy stress related. I really need to hear that I'm not in my own little crazy world and what I am experiencing is 'normal' thyroid related and it can be solved does anyone have an questions I can ask my doctor or any tests they recommended? How easily is hastimotos diagnosed?
Again thank you for reading xx