Thyroid Disorders Community
Wife's Synthroid Dosage Too High?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to thyroid issues, goiter, Graves disease, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Human Growth Hormone (HGH), hyperthyroid, hypothyroid, metabolism, parathyroid, pituitary gland, thyroiditis, and thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH).

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Wife's Synthroid Dosage Too High?

My wife was diagnised as hypothyroid several years ago, although she had no antibodies.  She started taking 75 MCG of Synthroid, and has been taking it ever since.  Despite irregular periods, she was able to get pregnant and he had a healthy baby (she continued the synthroid thruogh pregnancy and her levels were normal).

However, 14 months after the baby was born she is exhibiting many sympoms of HYPERthyroidism -- sleeplessness, weight loss, and significant anxiety.  She hasn't had her thyroid levels checked since the baby was born and is still taking the 75 MCG of Synthroid.  Is it possible that she is taking too high a dose?
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
She needs her levels checked. I developed graves/hyper after the birth of my son. I started developing symptoms most likely 6 months after his birth. I lost weight, insomnia, ate like a horse never feeling full. I was very hyper. Would get flushed often.

You really need to call her doctor.
Blank
499534_tn?1328707778
I absolutely agree! These tests should have already been done post pregnancy.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Thyroid Disorders Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank