Re: Postpartum Hypothyroid
Congratulations on the new baby!
From what I've learned about how little MDs know about hypothyroidism, "usually reverses" may be a little far too optimistic a statement. Postpartum t'itis can reverse, but for the women to whom it occurred, permanent hypoT is a high possibility sometime later in their lives.
Also, your MD may soon decide your case has resolved and take you off the replacement hormone. If your symptoms come back in full force or worse, but he then decides it's all in your head [He may even give you an antidepressant prescription or tell you to exercise and take vitamins.], you should strongly consider that he is probably wrong and that it's the hypoT that is still or again the problem.
Even if you do have to "take medication for life", at least it will -
b) not be expensive;
c) and not have the same harmful effects that chemical concoctions that only serve to make money for the MD and the drug company have.
Taking replacement thyroid hormone is no more bother than taking a contraceptive or vitamin pill every day. You brush your teeth every day, right? Fix your hair, right? Take a shower, right? Taking a thyroid pill takes only one teensy fraction of that much time. It isn't so bad for what that little beauty does.