Hi everybody, I just thought I would introduce myself! I found out that I had hypothyroidism after I had my son. I had him June 2006... and didn't find out that I had hypo until May 2007. About 3 months after he was born I was so tired, I could barly function. It hurt to move, I couldn't get out of bed, and I was just exhausted. I thought it was becasue I was a new mom, breastfeeding, and working full-time... so I never got it checked out. I went in for a exam in May 2007, and the Dr. asked me if I have ever had my thyroid checked because she thought it looked really swollen. I didn't even know what my thyroid was, but they checked it, and a day later the Dr. called me, and the first thing he said is " How do you even function?! How do you even get out of bed in the morning?!" He said my thyroid level was at a 48 ( whatever that means... I still don't know) And I think he said that normal is like a 5? ( I don't know, I could be wrong) Anyways, they put me on the 50 dosage of Synthroid. I am now pregnant again, and due on August 15th. They have been monitoring my thyroid closely. Since May 2007, until now, I have gone from being on the 50 dosage of synthroid, and now today they put me on the 200 dosage of synthroid. I'm just wondering... how long does it take for them to figure it out?!! lol I just want to feel "normal" again. Will this be a constant struggle all my life? Or will it go away ever? I'm just so sick of being tired, and sore, and exhausted all the time.
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