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My name is Shanna, mommy of 2 (Breanna 3yrs old & Brandon 10mths old).
Back in January I was having the shakes really bad, loosing lots of weight, out of breath all the time, bad anxiety attacks. Went to a walk-in-clinic and the dr there told me I was having a tyroid attack and better get to a hospital quick!
Well turns out I had hyperthroid, Feb I was starting to feeling awhole lot better! In March I had to stop my pills for 2weeks for a thyroid scan, which confirmed that I have Graves Disease.
Then April I was starting to feel different, tired all the time, just not myself.
Its hard to get in contact with my endocrinologist! I had to wait til a couple of weeks to see her again which was this past Thursday the 13th.
Which she says Ive gone HYPO!
UGH!!! I knew something was going on with me for a couple of weeks.
Been so depress, so so tired, just cant focus. My weight constantly going up & down. Skin feels so dry, backaches, headaches, eyes are puffy!
I'm looking into a new endo dr soon!
I really feel so hopless right now!
MY dr didnt really explain anything to me, except lowering my intake of my thyroid pills.
I want to know I am going to be going back hyper then back to hypo all the time? Do I still have Graves now that I am Hypo?
Its been a couple of days since decreasing my pills (from 7 to 3 pills a day),
I still feel the same!
I really need a new dr, I just feel so lost and scared!
My plan was to stick with taking the meds for a year and see how that goes.
Though my dr thinks maybe I should go with the Iodine pill....maybe I should?
Sorry, I've gone from severe hypo to borderline hyper. Your thyroid condition had wide ranging affects on your body both short and long term. Please find a new doctor or go back to you GP until an Endo can see you and take control of this and give you answers. I would call for an immediate appointment to get things straight and understand the game plan going forward. Dr's don't know unless you tell them that you aren't happy and are confused. If he/she lowered your dose then they should have ordered a follow up blood panel to see it's affects, in a month or two, not a year. Call.
I see by your siggy that you have a baby under a year old. From my research it sounds possible that you could have postpartum thyroiditis which starts as hyper and transitions to hypo. It usually resolves within or around the end of the first postpartum year.
I ditto the other ladies!! A new dr is def in order. Anytime they change your meds, there should be new b/w needed 4-6w later. There's a sticky with how to find a good dr. Check it out! I hope you can get some relief soon.
__________________ Stacey, wife to Allan & mom to: