I am absolutely at my wits end with my thyroid issues. In my opinion, all my symptoms are due to some problems with my thyroid but two of my doctors I have seen, both think that what I am feeling, is normal for a new mother, 18 months post partum. Let me give you a little run through of my situation;
I was diagnosed with post partum thyroiditis about 3 months after giving birth. Was put on medication and that dipped my condition from hyper to hypo. Wasn't treated for hypo with any meds whatsoever. Ever since, now over a year after, I have not been feeling well, physically or mentally, just so off and not like myself. I am so so tired all the time, I have memory issues, my joints&muscles hurt, feelings of sadness, occasional skin issues, etc. List goes on and on. But apparently, this is normal. I want a diagnosis so I can rest and not worry about these issues constantly and guessing what is going on on my own.
My recent blood results were as following;
t4 16.8 (10.0-19.0)
tsh 2.18 (0.5-4.00)
t3 4.9 (3.5-6.5)
Antithyroid peroxidase 118 (below 60)
Anti-Thyroglobulin 409 (below 60)
My doctors told me that it is normal to have antibodies in you and it's nothing to worry about. But I have noticed that they just keep on going higher and not actually lower. I asked is there a way to reduce those antibodies and my doctor seemed baffled and asked why would I want to get rid of them? I felt quite stupid afterwards.
My question is, is it normal to go from post partum thyroid issues to hashi? Or is this all in my head? Maybe I am, what my doctors are saying, just experiencing motherhood. I was also diagnosed with gestational diabetes and as for my genetics, my mom has hypo & alopecia, 2 of my cousins have thyroid issues, auntie has celiac disease and the females from my dad's side all grew goiters. Is it just a coincidence or am I going mental here?