Thyroid problems after pregnancy!!

United States
May 16, 2007 12:43pm CST
I had never even heard of thyroid issues until after I had my daughter. At first it was over-active, which made me feel like I was going out of my mind. Then it slowly turned under-active. I had no idea that normally these thyroid conditions dont go away after they start. So I have been taking 75mg of Synthroid for about 3 years now. However, just last month I went in for my blood work and they dropped me down to 50mg. So I am really hoping that maybe the condition will go away completely. Has anyone ever had it happen where their thyroid condition went away after a while?
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8 responses
• Canada
16 May 07
I found out I had a thyroid problem when I got pregnant with my last child . I can't say even now I understand much about it but my doctor has told me that once you develop a problem you are on medication for the rest of your life . That it can change back and fourth and this is the reason why we need to be checked out all the time but that the problem will never correct itself . My medication is forever changing and she has told me that this is quite normal as well . Sometimes you can go for years and it will remain the same but then go in one day and your medication will have to be changed and this is why it has to be checked every so often to make sure we are getting the proper dosage and not taking too much or too little .
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• United States
23 Jul 07
I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism a year after my first and only child and that was 12 years ago. and two years after I was diagnosed I had to have a thyroidectomy. I also had a goiter and one day when I was driving home from work I felt like I was gonna swallow my tounge. I was chocking and was sent to the hospital for a barium swallow. The results showed that my thyroid was wrapped around to the back of my neck and it was chocking me. So I was sent to a surgeon and they removed about 3/4 of the thyroid but I have a 1/4 left and I will be taking medication for the rest of my life. And even now with only 1/4 thyroid left that side of my neck is always swollen and now I have to get a thyroid scan every year to make sure it hasn't gotten to big. But to answer your question I have never heard of your thyroid condition going a way for a while or even completely. My medicine has been raised and dropped several times but it will never go away. It can act perfect on a dose for a while and then it can change.
@nomzee (80)
14 Jun 07
hello mam, hoping for ur gud health welcome to mylot hope u have a great tym here.
• United States
14 Jun 07
hello and welcome to mylot
@anldzm (505)
• United States
13 Jun 07
I was diagnosed w/hypothyroidism 6 months after the birth of my fourth and last child. I have been on synthroid for six months now and doing great. Good luck.
@hotbiatch (276)
• Philippines
30 May 07
I recently had a thyroid rectomy last February. Incidentally, we discovered that I have a hypo thyroid after I gave birth. I tried on medications but they did not work although I heard some of my acquaintances' thyroid problems went away through medication.
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
30 May 07
My doctor told me that I would always be on my thyroid medication. My dosage has increased several times now.
@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
21 May 07
My hypothyroidism started 3 months after the birth of my daughter, Emily. 19 years ago. They said that my thyroid doesn't work. I am completely dependant on Synthroid. The blood results have bounced around some, but the answer is still the same. Take your Synthoid. GRRR