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Part 6 and The End of My Battle with Postpartum Thyroiditis: The simplicity of acknowledgement, diagnosis and support instilled gratitude and rage simultaneously.

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.  

Postpartum thyroiditis how big she's got

Read parts one, two, three, four and five of My Battle with Postpartum Thyroiditis by following the links above.

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