I'm new here! I'm looking for suggestions of related conditions that I might have to hashimotos which I have recently been diagnosed with, please.
I will try to keep it brief! I suspect I've always had thyroid issues but they were never quite so prominent until I had kids nearly 4 years ago, then whoosh, it got really bad.
I only got diagnosed with hyperthyroid (overactive) after my second child, but I definitely had bad symptoms a few years prior to this. Anyway, I went on carbimazole for a very short time (maybe a month) and then TSH went up to 90 and endo said come off medication and it will sort itself out and diagnosed post-partum thyroiditis.
It did sort itself out, but then I went hypothyroid again. I also got tested for antibodies and told that it was hashimotos and not postpartum thyroiditis. Now been on levothyroxine 50mcg for 1 month which brought TSH to 3.2 and my dose increased to 75mcg.
Initially I saw improvements, but now things seem to be going backwards and other symptoms creeping in which are similar to how I felt when thyroid was overactive.
I suspect that I have an underlying condition of which my thyroid swinging back and forth is a symptom. It seems to be connected to my periods. Just before my period starts I get really bad PMS symptoms and feel like when my thyroid is overactive. Then after period it settles down and symptoms lessen.
Is this normal? Is it just taking a while for my thyroid to level out?Is there a condition which causes your thyroid to swing back and forth between hypo and hyper?