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Can post partum anxiety cause severe body fatigue and weakness and a floaty feeling ? Been feeling awful had baby 4 months ago . Thyroid is normal

Can post partum anxiety cause severe body fatigue and weakness and a floaty feeling ? Been feeling awful had baby 4 months ago . Thyroid is normal

Yes it could: Both anxiety and depression post partum could give these nonspecific symptoms. The best thing for you to do is make an appointment with your Family Doctor to be evaluated for this. These are real conditions, not something you are imagining or can wish away. Please be seen as soon as is possible. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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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?

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?

Thyroid: Everyone has a thyroid gland unless has been surgically removed. Post partum thyroiditis indicates inflammation. Blood testing of thyroid hormone levels is important. It takes about 10 days to feel better after a change in dose of levothyroxine. ...Read more

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If I have postpartum fatigue, could I have thyroid problems?

If I have postpartum fatigue, could I have thyroid problems?

No: Post-partum fatigue is normal- in fact, it would be unusual if you weren't tired. You just went through labor and delivery and now have a new baby making it difficult to get much sleep, making this a much more likely cause of fatigue than thyroid issues. A blood test can tell for sure if you're worried or have a history of thyroid problems. ...Read more

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What should I do if suffered from postpartum thyroid nodule?

Follow up: Pregnancy can increase the size of existing thyroid nodules or cause new nodules. These nodules are mostly hyperplastic changes, ie, not cancerous. Imaging (ultrasound) surveillance would probably be adequate. Fine needle aspiration may be performed on nodules larger than 5 mm. They can predispose you to have nodular goiter later in life. ...Read more

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Post partum hyperthyroiditis. Tsh is .009. My cortisol levels (through blood taken in the afternoon) was 28 (cut off 19). Cld this be from thyroid?

Post partum hyperthyroiditis. Tsh is .009. My cortisol levels (through blood taken in the afternoon) was 28 (cut off 19). Cld this be from thyroid?

Thyroiditis: Post partum thyroiditis is fairly common, often resolves on its own. There can be transient highT4 (and low TSH), then a transient low T4, and then resolution. Often no treatment, unless you're uncomfortable (beta blocker perhaps). Careful that this is not Graves disease, which can sometimes spring post partum. The high cortisol is probably from stress. See your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I have a hypo thyroid prob and I'm 8 months postpartum and I have a lump in the right side of my neck and my doctor says bc my thyroid is inflamed??

I have a hypo thyroid prob and I'm 8 months postpartum and I have a lump in the right side of my neck and my doctor says bc my thyroid is inflamed??

PPartum Thyroiditis?: 21 year old mother with hypothyroidism of unknown duration. You need a full exam and evaluation by a specialist in Endocrinology. Studies show that postpartum thyroiditis causes hyperthyroidism then a longer period of hypothyroidism. TPO antibodies should be checked as should thyroid status. Hypoparathyroidism symptoms can persist in women past 1 year postpartum. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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Thyroid (Definition)

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Recently Gave Birth (Definition)

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