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Painless Postpartum Subacute Thyroiditis
Can a person have post partum thyroiditis if they do not have a thyroid? How long after a levo increase does it take for a person to feel better?
Several common forms of thyroiditis. Subacute thyroidits is from a virus. Your thyroid is tender, transient hyperthyroidism, but then resolution. Hashimotos thyroiditis is usually without pain, eventually causes hypothyroidism, but can coexist with graves hyperthyroidism. Two other forms are post partum thyroiditis and "painless" thyroiditis; transient hyper followed by ...Read more
Diagnosed with (post partum thyroiditis) after having my son in July. Will everything go back to normal eventually or will it be permanent?
Depends: It depends on a case by case basis. Have this evaluated by an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Im 1 year post partum. Diagnosed with post partum thyroiditis. On 100 eltroxin daily normal levels now. Is this now going to be chronic medication?
Yes: You will need to say on this med on a permanent basis. ...Read more
I had postpartum thyroiditis with my first son and now I'm 2 months postpartum with second son and joints are cracky.Not painful at all.Thyroid issue?
I do not have a thyroid. Could I still get post partum thyroiditis? 106 lbs, no thyroid, tsh-20.76 (med inc to 125 mcg 5 days ago), 10 mo post partum
Thyroiditis: If your thyroid was surgically removed, you will have a high thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level all the time. TSH is a feedback hormone, so it goes UP when you do not have enough active thyroid hormone in your body. Pregnancy alters thyroid status, so it is common to have changing thyroid replacement needs around the time of pregnancy. But this is not from thyroid inflammation anymore. ...Read more
I had postpartum thyroiditis and dr said one antibody test was positive. Is that from pregnancy or were they always positive?
What to do if you develop post-partum thyroiditis (hyperactive) and am taking synthroid (thyroxine)? Can I stop synthroid (thyroxine) cold turkey?
Endocrinologist: You should be under the care of an endocrinologist or thyroidologist. With acute thyroiditis thyroid hormone is released into the system causing hyperthyroidism and synthroid (thyroxine) aggravates the situation and can be stopped abruptly if thyroid hormone overload is occurring. Treatment and follow-up should be directed by a specialist in thyroid disorders and advice regarding breast feeding is needed ...Read more
Tsh .01 post partum thyroiditis, extremely symptomatic. Is this tsh extremely low? Endo wants to test for adrenal issues as well
Yes: Yes this is low but goes along with thyroiditis. Proceed with workup as instructed by your endocrinologist. The diagnosis needs to be made properly. Good luck. If it's thyroiditis, it will improve. Good luck. ...Read more
What causes Hashimotos? I only found out I have it cause I had post partum thyroiditis. One of the antibodies was slightly positive. TSH normal.
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