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    Quote Originally Posted by Majestic Hiss View Post
    Subbing. I'm going to sleep now but will reply later. I had post partum thyroiditis and bfed while taking medication. The sleep deprivation + thyroid makes you feel like sh!t so big hugs. Pm me if I don't reply tomorrow.
    So it could be a post birth thing, not my body screwing up? Look forward to your reply, thankyou

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    Bump.

    I have to get flown to Darwin Hospital for Radioactive Iodine Ultrasounds and either surgery or tablets. My levels arnt dangerous apparently, but the specialist wants to see me.

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    Hi sorry I forgot to come back yesterday.

    I had a blood test at 6 months which showed an over active thyroid. My DS was a crappy sleeper like yours so I thought I was feeling awful from sleep deprivation. I was immediately referred to an endocrinologist. I was told it was likely to be Grave's disease (an autoimmune disease) or post-parting thyroiditis. I had another blood test to check for Grave's and it was negative.

    Post-partum thyroiditis does resolve itself eventually but if your levels are very high it is putting a huge strain on your body and heart and there's a risk you could have a heart attack. I was told if I wasn't BFing I would have been prescribed medication straight away but it does pass through the milk so instead I had monthly blood tests to see if the issue was resolving itself. After 2 months my levels were still really high and I felt awful, so I was prescribed carbimazole but quite a low dose. The endocrinologist said it should be ok to continue BFing , weighing up risks and benefits etc. After 2 more months my levels were fine and I went off the medication.

    I had to have more blood tests to check my thyroid didn't go underactive which happens in 25% of cases of PPT. In some of these cases it resolves itself and others require lifelong medication.

    Also I was told to have thyroid tests prior to conceiving any more children as if it is underactive it can affect the growing baby's brain.

    Hope this is helpful!

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    Thank you MH. They are ringing me this week to organise my flights.

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    Hi Ladies

    i have recently had a similar experience, with my GP wanting me to undergo a radioactive iodine study to determine whether the condition is Graves or post partum thyroiditis.

    I am a bit reluctant to have the nuclear scan due to the use of radioactive isotopes, which have a half life of six hours and are essentially present in your bodily fluids and excretions.

    I have emailed my GP asking if the test is imperative.

    Would love to know weather the same was discussed with you.

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    They ended up just forgetting abut me and if resolved by itself. They originally wanted to give me the ultrasound.

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    Thanks Indigo, glad to hear it resolved. My Dr wasn't so positive, being of the belief that she thinks I have a high risk of eventually going into the hypothyroid state requiring medication. I am not sure as to why she holds this view.


 

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