Hello Thyroid UK users,
First a little background. My 35 year-old wife, my 1 year old daughter and I live in Leamington Spa.
After the birth of our daughter last January, my wife got increasingly lethargic (beyond the obvious sleep-deprivation that a newborn brings!) and weak.
After several round trips to the GP and blood tests, she was diagnosed with thyroid issues. Specifically - her TS3 and TS4 are very high, and her TSH is very low.
She is taking the following medications/supplements: Carbimozole, Iron supplements, Vitamin D supplements. She is also taking Citalopram - which is an anti-depressant as the whole situation has got her feeling very down.
It has been many months since the medication started, and despite an initialy (first few weeks) difference in her amount of energy, she seems to be right back where she started at best, and even worse at worst. She is currently off work, unable to care for our daughter and barely able to get up and down stairs due to lethargy, weakness of muscles and severely aching joints / muscles.
We are pursuing treatment as quickly as is possible with the NHS, but I just wanted to introduce us and reach out to the community here for any advice, or just similar stories to share (happy endings welcome!)