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Thyroid disorders

Anonymous

Anyone here with a thyroid disorder? Was it discovered postpartum? Please share your symptoms and diagnosis. Did the two standard TSH tests reveal the disorder or did you have to have further testing to get a definitive diagnosis? I suspect a thyroid disorder for myself (mom, sister and niece all have one) although my tests each year come back normal. Is it time to search out a naturopath?

  • Amanda
    Jan 11

    I’m in the same boat as you. I get mine tested every year and they are usually fine. I just got them test this yr and my TSH3 came back not normal and they want to recheck in 3 months.

  • Jade
    Jan 14

    I have Hashitmoto’s hypothyroid. I was diagnosed officially about 5 years ago now, but I had symptoms for a long time before. I think because I was very young the Drs hadn’t thought to check my levels for a thyroid problem. My main symptoms were hair loss, severe exhaustion and depression. I was sleeping up to 20 hours a day. It was pretty bleak! They finally checked my TSH, T3 and T4 and put me on Levothyroxine right away. It took about a year of tweaking doses to finally get to a place of stability. My advice would be to continue to ask for testing if you feel you are symptomatic. Ask for a full hormone panel, if you can! If you are borderline, you could ask to be put on a very low dose of medication to see if that improves things. Hope all of this helps!