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6. Something about yourself that you want other to know: married to Dec and mum to Ciara (10) ( pronounced KEE RAH not key-ar-ah - my biggest pet hate ) Jamie (6) and Jack (22mon) we also have 2 angels both lost at 12 weeks..what else..hmmm well i talk alot, love Ice cream particulary Ben and Jerrys Phish food, im a veggie, a SAHM for the time being and I have pet Chickens.
4. Current meds/homeopathy taking: Propy something....awful after taste that stays for so long.
5. Year diagnosed: 2002 -03
6. Something about yourself that you want other to know: We found out about my thyroid when I was hospitalized for my eating disorder. Symptoms went hand in hand with malnutrition so we didnt find out until a few weeks later when even after many shots, IVs etc my HB was still in the 190s, I couldnt even walk to the entrence of a store. I'll always remember the dr. who put everything to the side (my eating disorder) and focused on my symptoms.
2. Location: An hour east of Pittsburgh, PA but I grew up in and still love Maine
3. Thyroid Disorder: Hypothyroidism
4. Current meds/homeopathy taking: I'd been on 75 mcg of Synthroid for 9 straight years, but now I'm 13.5 weeks pregnant and they've upped my dose to 112, with retesting in 5 weeks.
5. Year diagnosed: 2000, the summer between high school and college. They caught it as part of the regular physical that my college required - I had just figured I was a lazy teenager! Once I was diagnosed, then Mom recognized the same symptoms in herself, got tested and had it too. A few years later, my brother also was diagnosed.
6. Something about yourself that you want others to know: I have known many people with thyroid issues - a good friend was hypothyroid but also wasn't converting T4 to T3, and my roommate and mother-in-law both had hyperthyroid. My roommate went the radioactive iodine route, and I'm not sure what my mother-in-law did. Oh, and years and years ago, our family's dog had hypothyroid!
4. Current meds/homeopathy taking: Tapazole 10mg 2 x a day and propranolol 80mg 1x a day
5. Year diagnosed: May 2010
6. Something about yourself that you want other to know: I gained 113 lbs with my pregnancy, I have a weird type of Graves that makes it impossible for me to lose or gain weight so I'm stuck at +50 lbs over my pre-prego weight. I'm a happy Marine wife and SAHM to my little princess 11-05-09
6. Something about yourself that you want other to know: Started out hyperthyroid when my DS was 6 months old. Thyroid was enlarged so it was removed. I was on synthyroid for years trying to find the right dosage and it just ended up weakening my adrenals. I have issues with T4 to T3 conversion. Switched to Erfa dessicated thyroid and it seems to be helping but still not where it should be. Been waiting to TTC#2 hoping to get in better health and lose some weight before.
6. Something about yourself that you want other to know: My gyno said I might have a thyroid problem, but what I understand is that one does not rule out the other (like having BV). I'm just trying to see if it's a possible diagnosis worth pursuing. The symptoms seem to overlap with pregnancy symptoms.