I initially discovered my thyroid was underactive after the birth of my son 4 years ago. I was treated with levothyroxine and thankfully all was well , symptoms subsided and I began feeling better.
I gave birth to my second baby in March , my gp was anticipating the thyroid would react the same which it did and I was running on empty with a 3 month old baby. Really distressing, new born exhaustion mixed with thyroid exhaustion! So they upped my doze to 100mg of levothyroxine , 4 weeks later I had my bloods done and it was extremely overactive. The highest in fact my doctor had ever seen. She rang me and asked to see me immediately, I was given beta blockers for the heart palpitations. My mood was all over the place, I couldn’t sleep, couldn’t stop cleaning and felt terrible anxiety. Gradually, the doze is being reduced - I’m not at 25mg and the gp is hoping this will stabilise it.
I’m concerned as my thyroid is reacting different from the first time- and jumping to overactive. I’ve began getting new symptoms , my eyes become sore every other day. I guessed it was my contacts but I got my optician to complete the lense check which was all fine. I’m worried there is something more !
I’m not familiar with Graves’ disease - my doctor mentioned it when I questioned could there be other reasons for the thyroid acting this way, he said we won’t worry about that yet.
I’m wondering is there classic symptoms? Is my story familiar to anyone else? I’m due back at work soon and I’m worried, I don’t feel ready .... I’ve never had a sick line in my life but I’m considering asking for some more time off- is this reasonable for me to ask? I would love some advice... I feel really isolated, that it’s just a case of get on with it and hopefully it will sort itself out!