I'm a 34 year old mum of 3. After having my twins 2 years ago I developed postpartum thyroiditis. My hair was falling out, I lost loads of weight, had a goitre, and was very unstable emotionally with marked irritability (or rage as my hubby called it), tearfulness, struggling to cope. When I finally though this can't be the usual stress of life with new babies I saw gp and discovered at the time that I was hyperthyroid. Shortly after that I had a period of hypothyroidism- characterised by tiredness, feeling the cold a little and mood changes again. I was discharged from consultant in August 2015. From about oct 2015 onwards I haven't felt right. I feel like I have a slightly enlarged gland again and have some other vague symptoms- sluggishness especially in the afternoon, menstrual problems, slight weight gain say 1/2 stone. However, the massive factor that's happening is my mood isn't right again. Feel very I edge and getting angry and upset around children especially, have felt a bit low since Christmas. So I went back to go to request blood test and I've had itchecked twice- march with tsh 4.58 and may 4.57. Both t3 and t4 are normal but I'm awaiting a thyroid scan. I just don't know if how I feel is because of life in general or if the thyroid is to blame? I know the figures are only very slightly raised but without knowing what is 'normal' for me it's hard to say. Has anyone else felt like this with such a potential small raising in levels? It's worth pointing out that my dad is hypothyroid since his 40s and also my paternal grandmother in old age.
Sorry for long post, just don't feel myself and as someone who is usually very together this is unsettling for me. Feel like I'm going crazy!!!!