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I am 29 years old. I recently got my thyroid tested and my TSH was 8.2, my doctor told me that it is very high and put me on medication right away. I was planning to conceive that time, however I was told to hold on for at least two months, so that my thyroid stabilizes and only then should I plan a baby.
My T3 and T4 results are still awaited, however it’s been 3 weeks since I am taking the thyroid pills (thyronorm 50 mg), empty stomach, first thing in the morning.
I have read a lot of articles on the internet and I could not relate to any of the hypothyroid symptom. I am more or less fit, active throughout the day, hair, nails, skin also do not have any issues. I was a happy person with an athletic build and no health issues in particular until I decided to have a baby and was tested positive for hypothyroid. I exercise regularly so there was not any drastic weight gain. Yes, I have gained some pounds, but it wasn’t drastic and there could be many other reasons to it (sedentary job, newly wed etc.).
However, ever since I have started taking these medication, I am suffering from severe mood swings. I feel irritated most of the time, partly depressed, partly lonely etc. It is difficult to explain, mainly because I have never had such issues ever in live. It is harder to concentration, and even though everything else in life is the same, I am not happy at all.
Could you please tell me if this is normal? And how do I control this, I really do not like this new version of myself. I feel like crying as soon as I get up and even though my husband is next to me, I feel so lonely all the time. Should I change my medication? Could it be the medicine? It could also be pre pregnancy anxiety as I am quite terrified of getting pregnant but I really cannot pin it down to that. Please help.
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