Should I look into getting my thyroid condition fixed?

I have Hoshimoto’s and postpartum thyroiditis. My thyroid has been overactive for 9 months.

When I went to my endocrinologist about it he said that we would just keep checking the levels every few weeks to see if it has gone down. I haven’t had it checked in while because they won’t do anything about even though it is still high.

I know it is still overactive because I am rapidly losing weight, my hair is falling out in clumps, I am tired yet anxious, and my joints ache (it’s an autoimmune disorder so it is attacking my joints).

My question is, should I push getting the condition treated now, let it run its own course, or get it treated after I am done nursing my baby?

3 comments

  • Jillian

    I would find a new endocrinologist. Obviously you are uncomfortable and concerned and he isn’t taking you seriously. Second opinions are always useful. The healthier you are, the healthier your baby will be, don’t wait.

  • Tell me about it...

    You dont know they wont do anything if its still high, they may just be waiting to see if it goes down on its own. I would check it out with your doctor, but if its still high and they do nothing, might be time for a new doctor.

  • MishMash

    Find another doctor now !

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