Are any of you second or third generation thryoid illness patients?
From what I've read on this board over the years, it seems that there may be quite a few of us that have this in our families.
It runs in my family to various degrees. For example, my Dad had a temporary underactive thyroid that with meds corrected
Funny you mentioned pregnancy - mine was first found a few months after this same daughter was born.
Really! Arent some Doctors stupid! My OB was an idiot also - I gained about 70 lbs in the last 6 months of my pregnancy and all he said was I must be eating too much! I couldnt even keep up to the food guide recommendations, I felt like crap! I had a 10 1/2 lb baby after emerg c-section and it wasnt until I had my 6 week check with my family doctor that she saw the huge goiter in my neck. It was swift after that - tests, surgery as it was so damaged and daily meds for life.
You didn't have any throat swelling or such to tip it off ? I love the look on peoples faces when they think that thyroid disease is just a minor annoyance and then I tell them how if untreated your organs shut down and you can go into a coma - at least with hypothyroid. I heard with overactive then you can get more of the heart damage, eye problems, panic/anxiety disorders etc.
Has your condition been treated well with medication? Not having any related issues currently? I have been improving the past year as (once again), I had a useless Doctor that just did the basics and many problems built up. New Doc has bloodwork done every 3 months and changes to my meds so I feel better than I have in 10 years! Now to lose all this weight that is a underactive thyroid hazard.:smileylol:
Only symptoms were that I was exhausted and hair was falling out.