DS is 6 months old and for the past 3 months (min) I have had the following symptoms:
Excessive hair loss - chunks of hair come out when I brush and wash. I've lost a lot of hair at the front, so I now have bald patches. Hair is starting to grow back, but the hairloss doesn't seem to be getting any less.
Insomnia - I am so tired all the time, but I can't sleep
Irritability and mood swings - I thought this was from no sleep, but thinking perhaps there is another issue
Mild depression - again, thought this was from tiredness (could well be). I just don't have the energy that I had prior to this all happening and it all seems to be getting on top of me.
Weight loss without doing much at all - 9kg in 5 months
The thing is that the above can all be normal post-partum symptoms. Has anyone been diagnosed with post-partum thyroid and how do they test it - over active or under? How long did it last? I am starting work in 6 weeks and in a mild panic that I won't be able to cope.
DS has his 6 month check this week so I will make an appointment for me as well. Just interested to see how common this is, or if anyone has had symptoms like this and all tests are normal.