I had a baby in October last year.
Slowly post birth I started to notice aches and pains particularly when standing from sitting, and in my hands (mostly the thumb area).
I assumed it was my hormones all over the place following having the baby. My hair has always fallen but I have thick hair so it was never a worry but it started to literally come out in clumps everytime I put a brush through it.
GP suspected low VIT D or iron, but he called me back saying it's hypothyroidism.
I've got my results, but forgive me, I have no idea what they mean.
TSH - 13.51
FREE T4 - 9.5
25 OH VIT D - 45.2
He has put me on 25mg daily of levothyroxine since end of June. I'm still experiencing pretty much all of the symptoms I mentioned. I'm now finding myself loosing more and more hair and the pains/stiffness in my legs and hands are not easing off.
Also I'm worried about taking levothyroxine for the rest of my life and can't help thinking it may increase the possibility of cancers as reports show HRT meds do.
I'm sorry for the long post, I've contemplated many times to write on here and stopped myself as I think I'm being to cautious and worrying unnecessarily.
I just can't get my head around all the different levels and combinations.
Thanks in advance