I have been having odd symptoms since dd was born. It wasn't until this past week that I realized it is my thyroid... reason I know its my thyroid is my thyroid is swollen. I will be going and seeing my PCP hopefully Friday. I did some research and my symptoms match perfectly with Postpartum thyroiditis. I prefer to take a natural route with most everything. So far my milk supply has not seemed to suffer much. While usually I have an overabundance of milk (with my previous nurslings), this time I started out with a whole lot more milk then normal for me, and it has drastically dropped down. It is still enough to meet her needs and wants though. With what research I was able to do, the medical route of treatment for PPT is usually beta blockers.. which seemed to be not recommended while breastfeeding. I would prefer to take a natural route. Has anyone dealt with PPT before? If so, what treatment options were you able to find and how did it impact your breastfeeding?
I decided to see my ND and he got me in first thing this morning, gave me a full adjustment (that makes me feel much better already) and placed me on supplements for my adrenal glands and thyroid, said to keep breastfeeding and not to worry about it (said stopping would just be another hormonal shock and there was not need to stop). Gave me a lecture about letting things go to long (he is a friend and has been taking care of my husband and his family since dh was 6weeks old, so he can criticize me, I needed it). He said I will feel much better in a few days as long as I take my supplements. I'll go back in two weeks for a follow up. I'll update later on how the supplements are working. I am glad i took this route as A, i don't have health insurance and don't want to drain our savings. And B, I prefer natural routes. So far my ND has always been honest and will tell flat out tell me when seeing and MD is a better option. I hope I start feeling better very soon because life isn't going to slow down any time in the near future... like it might slow down in 18 yrs.