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HomeAnswersEndocrinologyhypothyroidismI delivered recently. Should I reduce Thyronorm strength?

I feel low. Is it due to thyroid imbalance or hormonal changes after pregnancy?

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Answered by

Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At February 24, 2018
Reviewed AtFebruary 22, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I found that I had hypothyroidism 20 years ago. I delivered a baby girl four months ago. During that time, I was having 112.5 mcg of Thyronom daily. I was 174 lbs before delivery and I am currently 147.7 lbs. I have severe hair loss and my skin is extremely dry. I feel extremely low some days and I do not know whether it is due to thyroid imbalance or due to hormonal changes after pregnancy. Should I reduce the strength of Thyronorm? I had taken a blood test last month. I am attaching the same along with this query. Thank you for your time.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Yes, I suggest you lower your thyroid medication as your labs (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) reveal you are now hyperthyroid and this may be contributing to some hair loss (in addition to pregnancy). I would suggest 88 mcg daily and repeat another TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) in six weeks.

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Thank you for the reply.

I checked my thyroid profile again. Please advice whether I need to increase or decrease the amount of Thyronorm. I am currently having 87.5 mcg of Thyronorm. My weight is 148.8 lbs. I have attached the blood report along with this query.

Hi,

Welcome to back to icliniq.com.

I would lower dose down to 75 mcg and repeat TSH in two months.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Dr. Bindiya Thakkar

Endocrinology

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