A TV host thought her exhaustion and numbness happened because she’s a new mom. It turned out she had a thyroid condition.

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  • E News’ Morgan Stewart was feeling sluggish but thought it was related to being a new mom.
  • After nine weeks of feeling dizzy and numb, Stewart was diagnosed with a thyroid condition.
  • Stewart told her Instagram followers to not put off going to the doctor.
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After nine weeks of feeling dizzy, exhausted, and numb, E! News host Morgan Stewart was diagnosed with a thyroid condition, she said on Instagram, according to People.

At first, Stewart thought her symptoms were related to being a new mom – she delivered her daughter, Row, on February 17.

In the first two weeks, Stewart felt joint pain and sluggishness, but soon after, her symptoms escalated to feeling disoriented. “I felt like I had become very small in my own body and was no longer in control of it,” she said on Instagram.

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Her symptoms persisted and over the next few weeks, her arms became numb and she lost her ability to speak. “My entire right arm began to go numb and I once again felt myself fade away from myself, but way more intensely,” Stewart said. “I was no longer speaking proper English or able to communicate efficiently.”

Stewart told her followers not to put off going to the doctor

Stewart, who first rose to prominence in the reality show Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, underwent a series of blood tests. Her doctor said she had an overactive thyroid and that her condition “could be one of three things: a nodule on my thyroid, Graves’ disease or sub-acute thyroiditis (all things that can be triggered by pregnancy).”

Stewart told her Instagram followers to go to the doctor if they suspect something is wrong – especially new moms. “We are so programmed to power through EVERY f—ing thing no matter how difficult it is or if we can even see or not,” she said.