Hypothyroidism and my struggle with it

Hi there every one I am going to take you on a trip of what hypothyroidism is and how I have been dealing with it and what is next to come. I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism for over four years now.  When I first found out that I had it the Dr. really did not do much, did not tell me what is was or how bad it was. They just put me on some meds for a month and that was the end of it.  Lets start off with telling you what a thyroid is, where it is and what it does.




I am not going to boor you with the mumbo jumbo of everything but I'll give you the base. As you can tell from this picture your thyroid is in your neck. (Thyroid and thyroid gland is the same thing)

What your thyroid gland does:

The thyroid putts out hormones that help the body make energy, keep body temperature and regulated and assist other organs in their function. The thyroid produces two major hormones triiodothyronine and thyroxine, commonly referred to as T3 and T4


So I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism four years ago and was never really treated for it. I had a Dr. that really did not tell me much about it. So after that I did not think much of it. Up until after Aiden was born.

I have a few friend that have it also and when they where telling me how tired they where all the time and some of the other symptoms they where having. I thought to myself that I have the same problems but I did not think it was because of my thyroid.

Symptoms of hypothyroidism can include:
  • Poor feeding 
  • Poor growth
  • Excessive tiredness
  • Easy fatigue, exhaustion


Well now that you know what a Thyroid is and what it does. I will tell you more tomorrow on why I am now going to get this taken care of, and it has everything to do with breastfeeding and getting pregnant. 

Comments

Hmmmm.. I should have my tested out. We have been ttc for two years to no avail and I do have some of those symptoms...
Brenda said…
I have been struggling with this for quite a while and still my doctor doesn't have my numbers to an acceptable level. I am hoping by from the Alexa hop to become your newest GFC follower and hope you will swing by my blog at kittycrochettwo.blogspot.com when you get a chance. Have a fantastic week!
Jacqueline said…
Hypothyroidism can also throw out other important systems such as sex hormones and adrenals. Balancing all three of these important systems is often best as opposed to a one pronged approach.
I blog about these important microsystems all the time so I am interested to find out how you treat your hypothyroidism.
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Lisa K said…
Sounds like you are going through a lot. Good luck to you. I found you through the Alexa Hop- Hope you have time to follow back.
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Sarah said…
I have had hypothyroidism since I was about 18, it's rough! I hope you get yours all situated.

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Monica said…
Having a chronic illness is no fun, my heart goes out to you! I have MS, so I can relate :) Hope things work out OK for you, I`ll be checking back.
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Anna said…
I also have hypothyroidism. I am finally able to start losing weight! ugh!

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