Re: can pregnancy cause hypothyroid?
Same here! After the birth of my daughter almost 3 years ago, I became constipated, cold, TIRED, had dry skin and hair, and depressed. I thought I was going to seriously lose it. Finally, at a pap smear 6 months after her birth, my doctor noticed my neck was thicker than normal. I did test positive for hypothyroidism. The doc. put me on synthroid and I took it for 2 years. I'm now 100%! So...YES, pregnancy can trigger hypothyroidism.
It's sneaky and easy to miss. A lot of doctors misinterpret it for depression.
Last edited by LauraLu; 05-19-2010 at 05:48 PM.