Feeling a little bit overwhelmed
Its recently hit my radar that having my thyroid checked might be prudent. And from what i've seen, its not entirely...simple. All the complicatedness of making sure to test for all the necessary things, and many drs not knowing enough to do so. And from the links I've checked out (from this thread) its such a hugely complicated topic. And honestly..not that INTERESTING to me. So symptoms, yeah, I want them gone, but I don't want to have to become an expert on the topic to make that happen! I googled "thyroid" and my city and found a nurse practitioner who lists thyroid problems on her list of services, and from the little blurb in that section..she seems like she knows what she's doing. I get a pretty good impression from the website at least. I have an appt for monday.
Anyway.. I have depression (and all that entails with the mood swings and rages and irritability) that the SSRIs weren't touching, zero sex drive, (whether I'm on SSRIs or not) random aches in my leg muscles/knees, usually at night. intense sweets craving. There are frequent days that I eat more sweets than "regular food" I'm NOT gaining weight. I gained 65+ lbs both pregnancies, but easily returned to pre pregnancy weight both times. (115-120ish) Getting up in the morning is hell. I want to pummel anyone who wakes me. I never wake feeling refreshed, and left to my own devices would sleep till noon every day. plus a couple weird, isolated incidences that I suspect are related. One was yesterday, I just felt so nauseated all day for no apparent reason, no other symptoms. Just like morning sickness, except not pregnant. It came in waves, either mildly sick feeling, or holding back the urge to puke. The other time was about 3 weeks pp. I had traveled across country (yeah, 3 weeks pp..!) and like 2 days after arriving, I got plenty of sleep that night, then a couple hours after waking, took a long nap. Then got up, had a snack, watched a little bit of tv.. took another nice long nap. Got up long enough to go out to dinner with the ILs, then went right back to bed and slept for 12 hours. I literally slept as much as my newborn! The next day I was normal. At the time, I had no idea what my problem was, but now in hindsight I'm wondering if that was thyroid related.
Anyway.. does that sound like thyroid related? And I would looove to hear any stories of anyone who had "PPD" and didn't respond to antidepressants and then thyroid medication fixed?