I gave birth 4 months ago and 8 hours after the birth could not take in a deep breath. My iron levels were checked and were normal. I was sent to the hospital for heart trace, chest x-ray, ct scan and oxygen levels in blood were checked in case of Pulmonary Embolism, all tests were normal.
I was checked for asthma which was ruled out.
I take 125mg thyroxine daily (I had sub-thyroidectomy 10 years ago)
My thyroid was overactive 8 weeks after the birth, so my dose was changed to 100mg daily.
My breathing got much worse after this.
I can not take in a deep breath at least 20 times a day.
Can you tell me what could be causing this.
During delivery or in the immediate postpartum period shortness of breath can be caused by amniotic fluid emboli, but not later. The testing that you had done to check for pulmonary embolism would have found this problem. Since your breathing got much worse after the decrease in your daily thyroxine from 125 mg to 100 mg, check with your doctor to see what the connection could be. The most common cause of not being able to
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