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Hi Everyone and firstly my wife is my everything, together we need to get to then bottom of this hypothyroidism problem and the medication that is causing huge problems with headaches and brain fog just to name a few. We are 24 years old and I suggested we join a group together to find out the best way to handle this. Yasmine has been on this medication for about three weeks. She has been suffering horrible headaches and sleep disturbances that are really probably normal for someone with this condition. I know the more informed we are the better the results and perhaps we all can cure our own problems. 

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    Hi my name is Yasmine, and I've been experiencing sudden pain in front and top of head, so bad that I have to blink my eyes and yawn to relieve the pressure.  I have worse brain fog than before the medication, almost to the point where absolutely nothing is going trhough my head. HELP PLEASE!!! I'm a new mom and want to be at my best for my family.  I know after pregancy some people get post partum depression but I am not depressed at all, I am just chronically tiiiirrreddddddd. I am taking synthroid, on the lowest dose. I'm thinking of stopping the medication because I'm feeling even worse but what other options do I have??
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      Hi yasmine

      It would be useful to write up your results and normal range for TSH, FT4 and FT3 if you have them. Also worth finding out the following:-

      B12

      Iron/ferritin

      Vit D

      In the meantime, check with nutritionist you are getting enough fruit and veg in your diet - as organic as you can manage. Also it's sometimes beneficial to stop gluten. It all depends what is underlying cause of low t3 or t4 production. If you have anti bodies (auto immune trigger) that's causing problems to the thyroid which is best healed through gut repair and eating the right foods. This goes all way through to understanding if you are th1 of th2 dominant if that's part of the problem.

      It's important to establish where the week spots are in order to evaluate treatment. Drs don't often do a full appraisal. Get your levels optimal not just in low end of normal. My guess is you need iron supplements, magnesium selenium and zinc along with vit b complex and c and e.

      If you have high tsh low t4 but ok make sure the meds you are taking work within the details. I spoke to a consultant recently who recommended I go for natural bovine adrenal support (mine were shot - these too are needed) and thyroid support - both as nature made not man. These can work better on some people.

      It can be hard work but it's v important to get the full picture from your doctor and take a full blood panel. I insisted on cortisol too and they later found out why... The thyroid needs good liver function, digestive function, vitamins and minerals to work well. When some or all of these go off and /or your adrenals are down you can get the imbalance and thyroid struggle. Much of it is diet related and discovering if you have auto immune problem.

      Discuss with your doctor and don't be afraid to do your own research online and you will get the answers you need. I sympathise as its a vulnerable time in life so you want and need the energy and to feel strong. Take the supplements sbd s good probiotic. Check your symptoms and your blood work. Put on your super sleuth hat and change meds if you have to or find the support naturally. You shouldn't be having headaches so make sure you get the answers you need. Check body temp in the morning and keep a record. This should be helpful to your doctor. It's a very big area to work through but what you learn along the way will be useful for the rest of your life. And your child's.

      Wishing you well.

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    Hi,Yasminesophie.I' m so sorry you are having such a hard time. I presume you have been thoroughly investigated for other conditions? I am a midwife and see lots of new mums and hypothyroidism in the postnatal period does happen a nd it can resolve itself. How old is your little one? Are you looking after yourself...eating and drinking well? I know that sounds very basic but caring for yourself is often very difficult with a new baby in the house!!! Try going back to a doctor you trust an d explaining how you are feeling.

    good luck

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    Hi, I can see you are very concerned about your wife & there is some very good advice being given to your post but I imagine you are both up to your necks with a new baby & your wife ill,Thyroid is a complicated thing but there are some excellent thyroid help groups on Facebook that you can join,run by people with the same problems & some with new babies,they all talk to each other & give invaluable support when you are feeling overawed by it all,It is possible to learn a lot online but takes time to research & lots of the sites are American where I presume you are in the UK.The group is closed so you need to join but lots of information .Not allowed to put the names here but you should be able to find them if you look in Groups or you could private message me.Hope this helps,there is a way out of this so don't despair
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    Hi everyone. Yes we are having a balancing act between our daughter Sophie and getting Yasmine feeling more like herself. Yasmine had chronic fatigue since she was in university and no one including my parents could understand what was happening. Now that she felt the same way we decided to get everything checked. We are in Canada Toronto. My wife has hypothyroidism and she feels tired all the time. However we started this regiment of lowering copper intake and upping zinc, selenium, b 12 and D. There are so many foods that are high in copper. So now I will let Yasmine continue but the article we read about a Princeton or Yale dr with the same diagnoses made me realize I was just like her but she has given me a new clue to stop this chronic fatigue which includes night terrors and it scares the hell out of me because it's so beyond bad. We have choices and taking meds can help some but we chose to go with this article I found and we just started it yesterday. Sorry I'm writing for Yasmine but she's busy changing Sophie. I will let her converse from here on. Yes indeed I love my wife and we both are in this until we both have our life back to its fullest.
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    Hi guys it's Yasmine talking now. My husband is very sweet and is always trying to help me with this ongoing health problem.  Pippa2219 we live in Canada and I'm on the lowest dose that the medication comes in and I'm suppose to go in for a blood test to see if it needs to be upped.  This medication needs to be increased and decreased slowly so the doctor checks your levels every month.  But I didn't even make it through my second week, I had to stop it.  I felt like my brain was going to explode or have a seizure, it felt really weird and just not right. And yes sara05235 I've started taking all those vitamins you've mentioned but ii find it really hard to take care of myself.  I will cook up the best and biggest lunch or breakfast for my husband but I simply don't have the energy to cook anything or even make toast for myself during the day, I don't know why that is.  Is anyone else like me? Lol I  cook vegetables and give them all too my husband and daughter, I just hate eating them lol I know I gave to but do vegetable supplements take care of that for me? I know they will make me feel better over time but I just don't follow it.  I guess I just want a quick fix, like a redbull. I'm so confused and I really feel stuck because I feel so tired and I think to myself, is it because I'm depressed? But I'm not depressed! I have so many things I want to do in life but I don't have the energy to do anything! My dreams of being the person I want to be are right there but I don't know how to get from here (feeling sh*tty like I do now) to there. All these successful people say it took them a lot of work to get to where they at now but it's so that I don't want to work hard, it's just that I can't get my body to wake the frig up. I'm going to see a naturopath to help me and also want to do a hair test because I hear you can get lots of answers through a hair test.  Should I see a naturopath or homeopath?
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