hi everyone,i was diagnosed with coeliac disease over two years ago,to those who dont know it is a autoimmune disease which when you eat gluten your body reacts by attacking immune system, the treatment is to maintain a gluten free diet for life. a year or so after this i was experiencing tiredness,hot flushes and had blood checked and discovered i have overactive thyroid and suspected graves disease, great something else i thought ! what else is going to crop up. my thyroid settled down for a while and me and my partner conceived,i had regular checks throughout my pregnancy and when i was 8mths my thyroid levels had gone sky high again and had to go on propylthioracil which i was very cautious about,i had a healthy baby(thankfull)i then stayed on the meds for 1yr then my consultant said to come of them for 3mths to see if i relapsed. had my next app yesterday and unfortunately i have relapsed and have been advised to have my thyroid completely removed as the only other option is radioiodine treatment which isnt a option as you cant have any contact with babies for 4wks! after the treatment. i have read storys that after a thyroidectomy people can be very poorly for a while, dont know what to do, have to go on proplthioracil again for now but really am unsure and nervous of surgery and health post surgery, would be great to hear other peoples similar situations . thanks alot x
Content on HealthUnlocked does not replace the relationship between you and doctors or other healthcare professionals nor the advice you receive from them.