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DrRussMd, Board Certified Physician
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I have a question concerning postpartum thyroiditis: I had

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I have a question concerning postpartum thyroiditis:
I had this condition after the birth of my first child in 2012. It was a bad case. I went very hypo but could not tolerate thyroid medications. In fact Armour Thyroid sent me to the ER with a very high heart rate.
I had my second child in August and the thyroiditis is back. I just had a TSH check last week and it is 7.0, however, my Free T4 was a 10.46. I'm scared to try thyroid medication again. Synthroid made me cry for no reason and gave me horrible anxiety after the first dose, which looking back could have just been my thyroid being crazy! Also, I was told that poor adrenal function can make you have a severe reaction to thyroid meds. Is this true?
Do you think I should get on thyroid meds or just ride it out? This time my symptoms are different. I'm very tired, my arms and legs are heavy, and I'm sad/could cry for no reason. Last time I was hypo but wired.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Endocrinology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


I am not sure what your question is.

7 is clearly hypothyroid.

There are many replacement choices


Synthroid [levothyroxin].


Synthroid and cytomel

A compounded formula.

Some patients respond well to only one of these.

I suggest you see an up to date endocrinologist.

A very minute dose can be started first of any preparation.

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