- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2014
Got my follow-up blood test result back with the new doctor (saw him 3 weeks ago and he wanted to “wait and watch). I already suspected/knew I have Hashimoto’s thyroid disease.
First he called me last night and said all my thyroid hormones were “normal”. And if I have any questions, call, otherwise…..yeah nothing.
Then he calls me this morning and says “Well your antibody test came back this morning, and they went up to about 250, so that’s high. Make an appointment in about 8 weeks, because everything else is still normal.” So I did.
In the meantime, I feel like crap. I turn 24 tomorrow, and I feel like I should be turning 64. Despite having “normal” levels, I’m all over the place symptom wise. I have read that because you cycle from hyper to hypo in the early stages of Hashimoto’s (me), blood tests generally just show the average – which is usually normal.
And it’s just creeping me out that I have 250 antibodies PER ML of blood. So I have like over a million antibodies in my body right now. Attacking my thyroid. And my doctor wants to wait 8 weeks to see if I’ve become sick enough to medicate. I’m also kind of sad that when we eventually TTC (definitely 5ish years away, at least), it will probably be difficult because the antibodies are just going to continue to increase, and they can cross the placenta and damage the fetus’ thyroid or even cause spontaneous abortion and infertility. It’s just sort of depressing all around. Fiance has been great. He knows it’s far off too, but he says if we can’t have kids, we’ll adopt or just not have them. “Well just get more cats. They need homes.” Bless him.
So frustrating. My hair is still falling out, I’m freezing and exhausted. I don’t know what else to do but wait it out 🙁
I just need to vent and maybe get some advice/perspectives from other bees. Thanks.