Wondering if anyone can help/ offer advice...I really don't know where to turn at the moment.
I have hypothyroidism and take 125mcg daily but still suffer so many symptoms that are really affecting daily life.
I was diagnosed January last year after being rushed into hospital with really elevated CK levels (5000+) so medical staff thought I'd had a heart attack or something! After a lot of testing they found my tsh levels which were 182 and put me on Levo.
I'm pretty certain I have postpartum hypothyroidism bc I had symptoms of hyperthyroidism between 3 & 7 months after giving birth, and then went massively hypo. I don't hold out much faith that I will follow most cases of postpartum hypothyroidism and recover as I was quite ill.
Anyway, every time I see the Endo he listens to my symptoms and brushes them off as nothing to do with my thyroid bc my tsh levels are good now. He even told me I have a PMS problem (which I should talk to the GP about) when I tried to talk about the depression and anxiety I'd been experiencing (none of which I had before the condition). The worst thing is sleep...I used to love my sleep (pre-baby and pre-thyroid) and now my son sleeps through for 12-14 hours a night and I can't appreciate it bc I either wake up every 2/3 hours, or worse...I wake up after 3 hours and that's it! Awake until the following night.
I've been looking at antidepressants recently as a back up to help me cope as I can have really low days. But then I read that Prozac is bad for the thyroid? I already take 5-htp to help sleep/mood and I think it helps but I'm nowhere near my normal self!
I have lots of other physical symptoms too like an absolute inability to lose weight (just gained 7lbs this month doing cardio 6 × a week and eating healthy: little and often) and my hands are dried and cracked and I sometimes get heart palpitations. I also have bad muscle weakness and can only manage cardio for exercise (badly injured muscles trying to do light weights a few weeks ago).
So, I guess my question is: should I be hammering my GP/Endo for more help? I've heard about T3 and I know my Endo won't test for it bc I asked him last year when I was first diagnosed. Should I get it done privately? Or are all these just normal symptoms of the condition, even when treated properly, that I need to learn to live with?
I'm utterly clueless as have never had a health problem before this and only know what I felt like before baby which is, well, a different person. I feel like I've gone from 30-80 in a few months!
Sorry for long post...it's a year's worth of confusion and frustration coming out at once. If anyone has any words of advice, encouragement, anything...I would be so grateful!