I have just come across this wonderful site full of information and relatable experiences. You can imagine my relief as I have been feeling very alone for the past few months with highs and lows. I struggled to understand my new diagnosis and find people who had experienced it ..most people said they were Hypo not Hyper.
I have recently had my first child who is just beautiful and healthy and everything is fine there. Our bond is strong and we both feel very loved but also independent when not together. He is going to be turning 1 years old next month and I cant believe how fast its gone. I have been diagnosed with Graves by a referral specialist last month who believes it is from pregnancy.
anyway im here to see if anyone can help me :
so my first signs were shaky hands heart palps and loosing weight - all was fine in my head just thought I was extra busy while on maternity it was when I missed 2 periods and started to feel exhausted I went and had a blood test.
my blood test came back at t4 - an outstandingly high of 123
t3 tsh and antibodies all high but the t4 was the highest did an ecg for my heart was fast but regular not beta blockers needed - put on 3 x 20 mcg of carbimzole then dropped to 2 x 20 mcgs a day. now have 50mcgs of levothyroxine to help me out as the Carbimizole esp that amount brought me down from a 123 t4 reading to a 9 reading. needless to say I feel like utter crap my body is so heavy and exhausted I can barely do normal chores never mind look after baby aswell. ive been on the meds since 29th of June and I cry everyday as im frustrated with my mind and body for letting me get in this state ! can anyone shed some light on this for me and will this feeling of exhaustion go soon? I also start a new job IN 7 DAYS baby is going to nursery and all this is full time am I going to cause more stress to myself ? should I stay at home ? I am a stress person when it comes to productivity so believe work is good to keep me occupied but my health is at risk or not ? I am happiest when in a routine and working - im one of those ppl lol :?
thanks sorry its long I am just trying to give you a picture of what I going through.