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sooo.....Dr Mumsnet.....diagnosis please

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shhhh Fri 21-Sep-07 15:27:01

Symptoms:

Tiredness. I could sleep for weeks and still want more..........

Dry course hair & dandruff (managed to kinf of sort out..)

Sex..............can take it or leave it..blush

Can't be bothered doing anything.

Struggle to loose baby weight. DS now 7 months old and I eat healthy ish although having ds and dd(2.4) sometimes I don't remember to eat..Not ideal I know BUT either way the weight doesn't shift.

Periods...........my cycle has always been around 28-34 days BUT since having ds its got longer........this month was 40 days shock. And its not as "easy" as it used to be.

Now I have seen my gp 2 months ago and I have just gone and booked to go back next week as I am thinking a blood test is needed and im thinking along the lines of "under active thyroid"..? Any suggestions...?

My gp gave me citalopram for pnd 2 months ago and tbh I don't feel I have improved much this time (been on them 1.5 years ago). Just looking at symptoms of UAT its does seem to match me.....???? Mainly because of my periods. I know they can change after child birth but THIS MUCH..?!

WigWamBam Fri 21-Sep-07 15:28:30

Underactive thyroid is a definite possibility - and it's often misdiagnosed as PND too, so that fits as well.

Definitely get that blood test done!

VoluptuaGoodshag Fri 21-Sep-07 15:32:01

Curious as to what contraception you are on if any? You sound like I did a few months ago.

majorstress Fri 21-Sep-07 15:32:31

go back to gp about ADs, you might need a different one, 2 months should be enough to notice an improvement I think.

I've lost weight since signing up for a vegetable box scheme, I have to eat all that fruit and veg before it goes bad, so less room for cake.

meanwhile, Exercise exercise exercise, you KNOW you have to-build it in to every day-buggy out! Coat on! snacks and nappies! OUT with you.

that what I (whispers: should) do.

shhhh Fri 21-Sep-07 15:32:50

thanks wwb. Off to my gp next thurs. How are you btw..??

WigWamBam Fri 21-Sep-07 15:38:56

Am OK ... ish!

I would bet a pound to a penny that you don't need those ads. It truly does sound like under-active thyroid - which can cause quite severe depression (which is why it's so commonly misdiagnosed).

It's also very, very common in the first 9 months after having a baby.

shhhh Fri 21-Sep-07 15:39:41

VGS....Im on nowt !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But obviously we use jonnies,sheaths,comdoms or Durex as my mother calls them!!! (got whatever way you say it, it maks me giggle! [blush[) when the time <aherm> arises grin

shhhh Fri 21-Sep-07 15:43:38

wwb.ish...................??? hmm I hope I get an answer soon as to what it is as I
just feel drained.

Everyone says "oh having 2 under 2 is hard work"..BUT surely if it was THIS hard work people would say "DON'T DO IT" grin


Thing is MS, I do get exercise running after ds and dd, ds has been ill since birth and I haven't stopped and even having spent a week in hospital Im no lighter.!

I do also walk most days,usually around our village or I get out shopping etc. Obviosuly no mountain climbing..just yet wink.

mummydoc Fri 21-Sep-07 16:01:35

shh...could be hyperthyroid, could be anaemia, could be diabetes, but also could be life ... it is busy and mums do get really tired , if i was ouyr gp i would suggest bloods to rule out the above and do routine check for kidney and liver function and advise if all normal may try change of ADs but i htink it may well be just this particular phase of yur life. good luck with your gp.

mummydoc Fri 21-Sep-07 16:02:05

oops meant to type hypothyroid - sorry

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