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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 29, 2007
  • 10:45 PM

I'm 24 years old.. female.. I just had a baby 8 months ago.. I was very anemic while I was pregnant.. other than that everything went great with the pregnancy.. Before I got pregnant I always felt tired but my lab work always came back great.. while I was pregnant was very anemic.. Lately I'm been really tired, weak, dizzy, moody, cold.. I have good days and bad.. sometimes I can't get out of bed, other times I'm good for about 2 hours, other days I'm great.. Baby sleeps all night, have a great husband to help.. I sleep at night but always wake up not feeling rested.. Just went to the doctor and had lab work.. thyriod was fine.. even though it runs in my family.. he only tested t4 and tsh.. what about t3? anemia was 13 out of a range of 12-16. everything was picture perfect except my platelets were critically low.. that's what the paper said.. Dr. said not to worry about it b/c he didn't think it was right.. and that it wouldn't cause my symptoms. I'm going next week for another lab work to check it.. he's blaming everything on post-pardom depression.. of course he is.. doctors are always trying to pop a depression pill down your throat.. I'm not doing it though.. I feel I am depressed b/c I'm tired.. I don't know what to do.. anyone have any suggestions?
Amy

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  • Dear Amy, please visit the "I cannot get a diagnosis" forum. Please read thread titled "The Truth About CFS/ME". I think it will help...mommy cat
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  • Just went to the doctor and had lab work.. thyriod was fine.. even though it runs in my family.. he only tested t4 and tsh.. what about t3? AmyHi Amy,T3 is used for mostly testing and treating hyperthyroidism. However, it can be helpful in an initial diagnosis of hypothyroidism. I would suggest that you obtain a copy of your test results. And then start doing some research into the numbers. And finally read about what is considered normal or fine for a thyroid test. I find many doctors love to say this but test results don't always back up what they say.http://thyroidtoday.com/ExpertOpinions/LabMedicine.asp?page=1"These guidelines present a synopsis of information about the following topics:Thyroid diseaseThe strength and limitations of serologic thyroid markersThyroid marker values in ambulatory, hospitalized, pregnant, and pediatric patientsVariables affecting tests resultsGuidelines for the manufacturing of thyroid testsRecommendations on how the clinical biochemist can collaborate effectively with clinicians to improve patient care"I'd print off page 2 on the above website because it contains most of the information you need.Also when you get pregnant and have hypothyroidism you need more medication. So if hypothyroidism runs in your family, that is most likely what happened. In some women, the thyroid starts to fail because of pregnancy and worsens after delivery. Most likely you're talking about Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. Page 3 above talks about special needs for pregnancy.The above website's test results are based on the test range 0.4 - 4.12.Another informative website is:http://www.thyroidmanager.org/
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  • Thank you all for the comments.. They diagnosed me with ITP today.. Do you know anything about it?Amy
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