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Natural Remedy For Postpartum Hyperthyroidism
Best: It would be best if you did, as most ob's and pcp's aren't familiar with the disorder or how to properly diagnose/treat it. ...Read more
Postpartum dizziness: 32 yo woman c/o dizziness and postpartum hyperthyroidism. I would urge you to see your physician right away. Studies show dizziness is a complaint that needs to be urgently evaluated in the postpartum period. You need a full examination. In response to your question- my impression is that postpartum thyroiditis can cause both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. Dizziness may or may not be related. ...Read more
I have post partum hyperthyroidism. I'm extremely symptomatic. My blood pressure is 90/60. The Endo thinks it cld be my adrenals causing this?
Could be...: Based on that info, what I can say is that it's true that the functioning of the thyroid and adrenals are closely intertwined. The low blood pressure despite the fast thyroid make me think that perhaps there could be a component of adrenal hypo functioning along with the thyroid hyper functioning. Sounds like you need an intensive investigation. ...Read more
I am 4.5 months postpartum and have a lowTSH highT3T4, (hyperthyroid). Just 2 months ago I had normal TSH. I am not on meds. Is my milk safe for baby?
Low TSH: milk OK ?: There is a wide range of "normal" for TSH levels. Make sure your lab test is measuring "free T4", and if elevated, you may need treatment for hyperthyroidism. This is generally not the case, however, so consult your provider to see if your "free T4" is significantly elevated. ...Read more
I have post partum hyperthyroid. Is there any supplements that can help me feel better until it passes? Or anything I should stay away from?
Ppartum thyroiditis: Postpartum thyroiditis may begin as symptoms of hyperthyroidism and then progress to hypothyroidism. Some women only have symptoms of either hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism.Avoid cruciferous vegetables. If you have severe symptoms of hyperthyroidism, or hypothyroidism, you may require treatment+lab monitoring q 4-8weeks. See your MD for a full exam, be aware of mood swings. Good luck. ...Read more
I have hyperthyroidism, my tsh is .01. I am 12 weeks post partum. Can this be treated with anti thyroid meds? I am very symptomatic
Yes: It's important to make the correct diagnosis. It could be post partum thyroiditis which usually resolves without treatment. In symptomatic patients, we do treat and stop meds after you improve. However, if you have graves disease, then you need treatment now. Please see your doctor to complete the workup. ...Read more
I am 7 mos postpartum. My tpo ab is 15, thyroglob refl profile is 1, TSH is 15.3, with history of hyperthyroid. Do these antibodies detect an autoimmu?
Hyperthyroid and positive antibodies at 7 months postpartum. By 10 months pp my thyroid was normal. Tsh always normal before pregnancy.hashimotos?
Postpartum thyroid: There is a condition known as postpartum thyroiditis which, in contradistinction to most thyroiditis, begins with a period of HYPERthyroidism as you describe. It is most common in women who had pre-existing thyroid antibodies in their blood but normal TSH/normal thyroid function. Usually no treatment is required. This whole scenario is likely related to Hashimoto's. Antibodies likely to remain. ...Read more
Options: There are pills to treat the thyroid function and there are pills to help with the symptoms. To treat the thyroid, you have ptu (propylthiouracil) or methimazole. The dose is different for different people/size/severity of the disease. To help with the symptoms, a beta-blocker is usually used: propranolo, metoprolol...Radioactive pill can also be used to treat hyperthyroidism. In all cases, you need a physician. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for hyperthyroidism, particularly for autoimmune thyroiditis unresponsive to drug therapy?
Furhter eval: Hashi and most autoimmune illnesses stem from undiagnosed food allergens or environmental toxins stored in the body. Go to a4m.Com and use doctor locator function to find a local functional medicine doc to help you order specialized testing for gut like genova cdsa as well as metametrix igg food allergen testing to discover real cause. If not "fixed" other autoimmune illnesses will be in upcoming! ...Read more
I have suclinical hypothyroid.50mcg & 25mcg thyroxine taking change into hyperthyroid.Will treatment benefited for me?
Does subclinical hyperthyroid caused by graves always progress to hyperthyroid and is treatment necessary for subclinical hyperthyroid?
Watch carefully: Eventually, you will likely develop either overt hyperthyroidism, or you could possibly become hypothyroid. But not always, and this could take years. If you feel well, and your heart/bones/psyche/ etc are ok, you and your doctor (best: Endocrinologist) could elect to watch this and not treat now, but watch carefully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I Had radioactive iodine treatment 6 months ago for hyperthyroidism. Felt ok for months after but now have loss of muscle strength.Is this expected?
Depends: The treatment for hyperthyroidism depends on the cause. If you have grave's disease (the most common cause), your treatment options are: antithyroid drugs (methimazole, ptu), a single treatment dose of radioactive iodine, or surgical removal of your thyroid. There are pros and cons with each type of treatment that you need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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