I was born in 1982 in WA without a thyroid. I was diagnosed at 6 weeks. I was put on Synthroid right away. To this day I do not function unless I take Synthroid. When I am off I get depressed and mean, and tired. my hair feels like straw.
I have found that eating gluten and soy free helps my body work with the Synthroid better.
I have two amazing little boys and my pregnancies were flawless. I even went 100% natural with #2. I fluctuate between an 8 and a 10, at 5'11" that is pretty good.
I cannot take birth control with hormones. I am a nightmare to be around. I have the copper IUD now.
Athyroidism is very different. Our bodies never got used to having the natural hormones to begin with.
I have major memory issues as well. I leave my purse every where...lol...seriously it is awful!View Thread