Hi everyone! I haven't posted for quite a while so excuse my silence!
I have been off of all medication for 6 months now. Doing ok.
I'm still trying to do as much research as I can on what happened/is happening to me. Just to re-cap - about 6 months after having my daughter I began having my hyper symptoms. TFT confirmed this and I was immediately put on Carbimazole before antibody results returned. Antibody tests confirmed HIGH Anti-TPO but nothing else, no Graves.
Within about a month I was euthyroid. I was then consistently hypo. Then put on block & replace and consistently hypo for months until around March/April 16 when I was euthyroid and taken off of medication.
Two blood tests since (albeit last one in July) showing I am euthyroid although both creeping towards the hyper end of the scale, but not by much. (See other posts if interested in the numbers).
What I am trying to work out is whether I had:
Postnatal Thyroiditis (and just happened to be treated for the transient hyper phase because it was so high)
Hashitoxicosis - however I can still find little to support the transient hyper phase of this being treated in the same way as Graves.
Any case studies I find on HashiT report a pretty quick transition from hyper to hypo, however my Endo told me that if I relapse I will likely be hyper again. What factors influence this, if any? Timeline-wise, it is just a case of 'some take months, others years'?
My curiosity is around the fact that, when treated with Carb alone and B&R we really struggled to get me away from hypo. I wonder if I would have transitioned to hypo on my own without treatment? Although I understand the big risks involved in leaving a hyper person to bubble up and I am grateful for the treatment.
The initial letter from Endo to GP said that I had Hashimoto's and was thyrotoxic. When the question is put to the GP's they all refer me back to the Endo. When the question was put to the Endo in regards to why I would relapse to hyper he replied 'Antibodies'.
I understand this but it was not really what I was getting at.
I hope that makes an ounce of sense and if not please ask me to clarify any points.
P.S. Sorry for the essay - knowledge is power is my justification