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

Answered by
Dr. Bindiya Thakkar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 24, 2018 and last reviewed on: Nov 08, 2022

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 79 kg before delivery and I am currently 67 kg. 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.



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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.

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 67.5 kg. I have attached the blood report along with this query.



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

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