Hi all, new to the group and in need of some advice.. I gave birth to a little girl nearly 4 months ago, but about 1 month ago I started having pretty much all of the classic symptoms of hyperthyroidism. I grew up with a sister with graves/hyper so I knew the signs (she’s now in remission). I had a thyroid function blood test which confirmed this:
Serum TSH level: 0.01 mlU/L
Serum free T4 level: 62.3 pmol/L
She prescribed me with beta-blockers (propranolol) to handle some of the symptoms but I can’t have any thyroid meds until I see the endocrinologist. Until then, she wanted to check my thyroid antibodies (I think to see if I had Graves or thyroiditis)- the results came back as:
Thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO): 13 iu/mL (normal range 0-34).
I won’t speak to my GP until Friday to discuss these latest results and don’t have an appointment with the Endocrinologist until September because they’re fully booked until then.
I was wondering - does this mean I only have thyroiditis? Is it bad that I have to wait another month to receive any thyroid meds if I need them? And as an aside, as a breastfeeding mother, does anyone have any advice as to other actions/supplements I can take?
Big big thanks in advance. Nikki x
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