Hi Everyone, Had my second appt. with the endocrinologist, today. After 1 month, T3 & T4 are in normal range and the T.S.H. Has gone from .005 to .01 . Was told by the dr. Not to worry about the T.S.H. Because it will take a while for it to get better. Was happy to find out that my medication is being cut in half to 5mg. Of Methimazole, once a day. The doctor felt that since my T3 & T4 came down so quickly that she did not want me swinging over to the HYPO side, so she cut it in half. The thing is, is that she doesn’t want to see me until July. That’s 2 months away. I have been very strict with myself (keeping a journal, eating A.I.P. Diet, changing personal products to non-toxic, etc.) Seeing that my T3 & T4 became normal so quickly, and lowering my dose of the medication, I would like to get my next blood tests approx. 4 weeks later to see if the T3 & T4 lowered itself, again (within normal range, I hope). I do NOT want to see myself swinging to the other side. I have heard stories. :-( There is one thing thou, they took my blood pressure and it was low - 94/61. My normal is 110/70. I was told that because of my GD symptom of diarrhea, that dehydration possibly occurred and THAT would make my blood pressure THAT low. I said in a different post that I started feeling calmer after 5+weeks on meds. Also, more focused as opposed to having a foggy-brain. But, now I have been so exhausted from the dehydration/low blood pressure. (Didn’t see THAT coming.) Endocrinologist highly recommended seeing an integrative gastroenterologist and getting a dietitian/health coach. Now, all I have to do is find one. I did want to ask ya’ll a question, how did your doctor manage your meds? Monthly, every 2 months. And, what is the lowest amount of Methimazole, one can take when you go into a remission? I know I am thinking ahead of myself - just curious to know what patients experience. Thank you.
So planning on doing the radioactive iodine soon. Any suggestions on what to do for 3 days in isolation?
So I want to have kids in the future. Methimazole causes birth defects. If you remove your thyroid, there are still immunoglobulin that can cross the placenta and cause hyperthyroidism in the fetus. Has anyone got pregnant after being diagnosed and had a healthy baby?