Friday, October 14, 2011

Thyroid Issues

I plan on blogging from work. I need to space the day out better and Kevin takes up most of my home time anyway. I seem to have a problem with the comment boxes though. My work computer will not allow me to comment on my own blog or anyone elses. I'll see if I can fix it but I'm not all that tech-savvy. I'll probably read blogs here and comment at night or on weekends from home.

I want to explain a little about the thyroid issue I am having. I don't understand much about it. I went to the GP for allergies in June. I was still breastfeeding and wanted a nasal spray because I wasn't to keen on taking any medication while breast feeding. My GP hadn't seen me in a while and wanted to run some blood work. I let her, took my allergy Rx, and went on my way.

Fast forward 3 months and it's September 30th, I have stopped breastfeeding, started working, and my allergies are acting up again. I go back to the doctor. She checks me out and tells me I have an ear infection and my thyroid levels came back a little high. I had a slight case of HYPERthyroidism. Probably from the pregnancy and it would probably fix itself but she needed to re-run the blood work. So I let her and go get my Z-pack for my ear infection, (that didn't hurt), and go on my way.

A few days later I get a call from the doctor saying my thyroid is now under producing and I have HYPOthyroidism. uuuggghhh. I need to take Synthroid once a day and go get an ultrasound of my thyroid done and we'll take it from there. So seems my thyroid is just not regulating.

Basically, if I do not get it regulated this can cause serious issues for TTC and future pregnancies. So I guess it was lucky my allergies acted up and I found this out now. Still.... I am a little annoyed I went to the doctor for nasal spray and came out of there with an ear infection and hyper AND hypothyroidism.

I'm not a doctor and don't really understand the function of the thyroid but I can't help but wonder if this would have regulated itself. My blood was taken 2 weeks after I stopped breastfeeding and the day of my first period since becoming pregnant with Kevin. Who knows.

I am taking the medication daily and have a thyroid ultrasound scheduled for October 25th.


  1. I'm sorry you're having so many problems with your thyroid! Such a tricky little organ...

    Be careful with blogging at work, especially with SAYING you're blogging at work....I just got in huge trouble for this, I am currently on administrative leave right now and I will find out on Monday if I still have a job or not....

  2. Glad to see you back! :-) Kevin is just a stunner! What a cutie!! :-D a mate of mine is going through this whole issue with her thyroid too. Numbers are all over the shop and has had an u/s....having said that she feels worse for wear. You could alway request another BT to reassess.

  3. TY for the warning ODAAT. I'm sorry about your job and I will think a bit more about it.

    He GS! Great to hear from you again. Can't wait to catch up on what has been going on with you :)