Just Trying To Adjust?

When I became pregnant with my first child I was 21, me and my husband were so happy, at around 2 months pregnant though everything went down hill, my sex-drive was gone, my skin began to hurt, I began feeling fatigued and everything hurt. Being my first pregancy my husband and I thought this was all normal. Once I had my son I felt terrific, I felt active again so we had assumed still that it was the pregancy and that my body was back to nomal.
After two weeks it was like a switch, and all my previous symptoms came rushing back, only worse. For a month after that I Couldn't get myself out of bed, I would sleep 22 hours a day, and have extreme difficulty getting out of bed. I missed so much bonding with my son that my husband became worried and said I should tell a doctor. I am actually extremely lucky because as soon as my doctor seen me she knew what was going on (she is also diagnosed with hypothyroidism) I was able to be diagnosed and start my treatment the same week, it turns out I was higher than 100.
I have since then had to change doctors, and have not been so lucky to find one as knowledgeable or as good. almost two years in and I have to be careful of the clothes I wear, and lotions I use. Some days my legs and arms hurt so bad I just want to scream. I hate my low days when im sad, and tired. I hate that no one truly understands how horrible this can get, even on medication. Unfortunately, most of all I miss my size 4, as I now a size 12.
fustrates fustrates
22-25, F
1 Response May 6, 2012

I feel your pain, though mine is less skin and more joint related. I get migrating joint pain that lasts anywhere from a few hours to a few days and moves to a new location once I start feeling relief in the first joint. And while I have gained some weight, I've been too tired to put too much emotion into it. My sorrow is focused on my hair. I used to have the thickest head of hair of anyone I ever knew. It was soft, shiny, and as fine as a baby's. I've now shed about 40% of it and it feels coarse and brittle. I'm 30 years old and I'm going bald.<br />
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And yes, it is hard to deal with the lack of understanding. My husband thinks it's all in my head because he doesn't see the symptoms as much as my reaction to them. He thinks I'm either making excuses to be lazy or that I'm exaggerating the problem. He thinks a trip to the doctor will cure all.<br />
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All I can say is that you will find people here that do understand and offer advice and support. You're not alone in this.