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  • Posted By: Everjenny
  • September 5, 2007
  • 10:36 PM

I am 32 years old. I have been experiencing excessive bruising, mild joint pain, bilateral nipple discharge (milky), excessive hair loss, fatigue, and recurrent sinus infections (about 6 since January, none before.) My TSH was normal as well as the test for lupus. The only thing off was that my RDW is slightly elevated. I had a baby 18 months ago; these symptoms started around January and have worsened over time. The only medications I am on are Effexor XR and Levsin prn for IBS. Any ideas on a diagnosis? All help is appreciated. Thank you.

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  • What exactly was you TSH level and the range? Saying it was normal and being told it was normal is not enough information.Anything above 3 is suspect for hypothyroidism. And since you are already being treated for IBS I would tend to go hypothyroidism. IBS is a symptom of hypothyroidism. And your other symptoms are suggestive of it too. Both books below address what can occur after pregnancy. You can get a condition called Postpartum Thyroiditis and if left untreated it can become a permanent disease.Some books to read are:What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About HypothyroidismThe Thyroid SolutionBoth are written by endocrinologists and very informative.
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