I've been having some symptoms and wondered if anyone had any thoughts...
In chronological order:
Age 14, 2x tonsillectomies, haemoraged after op. Also had mild head ijury a year before.
Age 16, hypothyroid, and meniere's disease diagnosed. Thyroid left untreated (due to my not attending the Doctors appointment and going off the rails alittle
Throughout 20s I think the hypothyroid symptoms became less and less. My periods used to be heavy where as now they are normal and I have no PMS at all.
I am always cold, and I have quite a poor appetite, I do however eat a healthy diet and have maintained a 'normal' body weight despite some fluctuations.
I started TTC at the beginning of 2012 and had a miscarriage at 8 weeks at the end of april.
Throughout the pregnancy I had an amazing appetite - I was able to enjoy eating 3 meals per day!
However, I was incredibly cold, I couldn't get warm, and I was very very constipated. It felt like everything in my body just slowed down. I also had permanent breast tenderness (which I have read can be a sign of low progesterone).
Prior to TTC I charted my BBT and found I had short luteal phase, something indicative of low progesterone.
I have been reading around and have found that progesterone enhances the expression of Thyroid hormone receptors in cells walls, and thus low prog. can lead to the thyroid hormones not being able to get into cells, despite normally circulating thyroid levels.
Also, progesterone seems to affect the hypothalamus, by changing the 'set pint' body temp to be raised, thus telling the pituitary to release more TSH to raise body temp.
I charted my BBT this month, I have remained exhausted since the miscarriage and have been pretty much unable to do anything even my job
. Interestingly though, my energy levels seemed to increase pretty much i time with the thermal rise indicating more progesterone, at the end of the month. My BBT temps are high enough (above 36 C) However during the day I drop to really cold 34.8 - 35.2. My blood pressure is typically 90 over 45.
Sp I am wondering, is my thryoid dysfunctional, and/or progesterone? and If so why? Any thoughts?
My chart this month:
Had some bloods done on last day of luteal phase:
TSH was 0.52 (normal=0.5 - 5.0), indicates that either my thyroid hormones are high (which would be normal after a pregnancy) or that my hypothalamus or pituitary are not producing enough TSH for some other reason.
LH 10.3iu/L (1 - 11.4)
FSH 4.7iu/L (1.7 - 7.7) I've read that LH:FSH ratio should be 1:1
Prolactin 329 miu/L (102 - 496)
Estrogen 125 pmol/L (147 - 958) Low, but this was last day of luteal phase and the range for follicular is 90 - 716.
SHBG 109.3nmol/L (25 - 122)
Androgen 0.5 (0.3 - 5.6)
Testosterone 0.5nmol/L (0.3 - 1.7)