As suspected from one of my prior posts...I had my blood work done and I have hypothyroidism. I am so depressed by this...even though I know that I should be relieved that I may actually start feeling better soon.
My TSH was 8.978 on a .550-4.780 scale and my FT4 was .87 on a .89-1.76 scale.
I was just prescribed Levothyroxine (25mcg) today and I was panicked that I would no longer be able to nurse since the pharmacist said that it does pass through breast milk. I am still nursing my 3 1/2 year-old and would like to have another baby.
I was just wondering if anyone else on here has had to deal with hypothyroidism while nursing and/or trying to have another baby. Does it affect milk supply?
Also, if you have it...did the doctor ever test to see why? I have read that you can get it after having a baby. I have read about Hashimotos, I have read about growths on the thyroid gland, problems with the adrenals. I do not see my doctor to talk about any of this for another two weeks...even though I am supposed to start my meds tomorrow.
I don't know if the meds need to be taken at the exact same time every day...it just says 30 minutes to 1 hour before breakfast. And, I don't know if any supplements can interfere with this medication. I take a pre-natal, vitamin D3, B complex and fish oil.
I am not anti-drug by any means but I hardly ever take anything...not even Tylenol. I even tried to go without pain meds after my c-section (bad mistake). I guess I am just having a really hard time with all of this.
Thanks so much for any input.