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Can stopping thyroid medications cause anger issues?


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Published At March 4, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 30-year-old female. I have a 3-year-old son. While I was pregnant I was given 25 mcg Synthroid tablets, then after delivery, my thyroid medications were stopped abruptly. Now I have anger issues, menstrual issues, and mood swings. I feel tired all the time, but my thyroid hormone levels are normal. Is it okay to stop medications abruptly like that? Could this be due to medication? Can you give me some detailed information on when I should be concerned about thyroid disorders?

Answered by Dr. Sugreev Singh


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and I understand your concern. Yes, actually it is completely fine to stop medications in such a way. Medicine was given to support your pregnancy and maintain thyroid levels during pregnancy. Now that your hormone levels are fine, you do not need thyroid medications anymore. Stopping medicine abruptly does not cause anything. So do not worry. These symptoms can be due to postpartum hormonal changes in the body. So it will be fine. Just keep checking your thyroid levels every three months. If the level goes up, then medication can be started at any time. I hope I have cleared up all your doubts.

Thank you.

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

Dr. Sugreev Singh
Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine

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