I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in June when my second child was 5 months old. It had gotten to the stage where I wasn't even able to get out of bed. I had also put on a stone and half in one month alone even though I was barely fit to eat. On having my bloods taken it was discovered my tsh was 113.
I have been put on eltroxin and am now on 125 Mg daily, however my readings are still very erratic and not settling at all. They may seem fine, I'll be feeling fine, and suddenly I'll crash and they will too. There seems to be no let up. I recently started paying privately for an endocrinologist who says my readings are now tsh 8.7 and my t4 22.6. She has also placed me on metformin to help with the weight loss as it isn't budging
In the last week I've crashed again, but unlike any other time my temper is increasingly short, I'm irritable and I feel like crying constantly. I'm so short tempered that even when something isn't loading on my phone I start to feel really annoyed which is completely unlike me
My son is 4 and I find myself shouting at him over silly things and then crying because I know I shouldn't have.
I'm feeling more helpless now than I did with the initial diagnosis. I want to be a good mum to my kids, and I'm starting to hate myself that I don't seem to be able to.
My question is, has anyone else experienced this short temper and general feeling of helplessness before? As I haven't had it previously.
Thanks in advance. ☺