It was so simple.
After nearly three years, I was listened to, heard, and finally found support.
Thyroiditis can cause in a small case of patients, a combination of hyper and hypothyroidism as described in literature.’
I was returned to the thyroxine (previously prescribed when my thyroid was underactive) and given a support plan. There was a little detail. One side of my thyroid was overcompensating for the other that wasn’t functioning very well, which resulted in the symptom fluctuation I had been experiencing. By introducing thyroxine, the thyroid may have time to fully recover. I should have continued to take it eighteen months ago. I tried. (twice)
For so long now and to so many, this is how I have described my symptoms…
It feels as if my thyroid is constantly trying to find the right level.’
It’s as if I keep experiencing the initial thyroiditis, like the after shocks of an earthquake.’
I left the appointment and felt overcome with gratitude and anger simultaneously. The simplicity of the consultation, his knowledge, compassion and intelligence highlighted every uncaring conversation that I had previously had. Conversations I didn’t even know I remembered rolled around my head for days.
It’s never been about mental health that’s just been a way out when there have been no answers.
I will never stop sharing this story or trying to affect change for women and their families but now is the time to heal.
She’s got so big.