I've recently been diagnosed with a hypothyroid. I am a bit surprised to have it at this age (I'm 31), but not completely blind-sided. I'm just glad we caught this early before it became something far worse. My friend got cancer of the thyroid, she believes it was a result of it being untreated for 20 years.
I don't know if this has anything to do with being an egg donor, but if it has anything to do with my overall health, then I'll always put it out there. The thyroid does regulate hormones in the body and I did mess with my hormones when I donated eggs. Maybe it's a coincidence or maybe not. I found a list of causes and medications was listed. The only medications I've been on regularly in the last 15 years are those I was given for egg donation.
Some of the symptoms of a hypo-thyroid that I have experienced are;
**irregular periods (see my other recent posts on that one),
**inability to lose weight or weight gain (I've got 5 pounds that I gained over the holidays, they are normally gone by March..... however, not this time),
I'm now taking something called "Armor" which is a natural thyroid medicine, it has to be prescribed. It's made from the thyroid hormones of a pig so it's not synthetic. I told my doctor that I would take the synthetic stuff if the natural stuff didn't work. He thought that was fair.