Re: Hypo Question
Everyone is different. You need more than a TSH to determine what is going on. You need to know what your actual thyroid hormone levels are FT4 and Ft3. In addition you need to check to see if the is autoimmune in nature. This will require a thyroid antibody blood draw. The lab codes are TPOAb and TGAb.
Weight gain is a possible hypothyroid side effect, but not all get it. You may be one of the lucky ones. Hypothyroidism if it is post partum... not your case or viral may reverse. If it is not either of these then you are stuck with it. Diet, radiation exposure, mineral toxins, autoimmune predisposition, mono, and many other factors can initiate hypothyroidism. In most cases once you are hypothyroid that is it.
Medicating hypothyroidism is a delicate and slow process. Because our body has fluxing demands on thyroid hormones you have to continually check your Ft3 and Ft4 levels to make sure you are stable. Once you have reached a stable and optimal dose any time symptoms return you should get your thyroid levels checked. Thyroid conditions require periodic checks and balances.
Welcome to our dysfunctional thyroid family.
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