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Thyroid Disorders board


There is such a thing as "silent thyroiditis", which most often occurs after childbirth. (I don't remember if you have young children or not.) Here's a description of that condition ~
Silent lymphocytic thyroiditis is characterized by a variable degree of thyroid enlargement, absence of thyroid tenderness, and a self-limited hyperthyroid phase of several weeks, often followed by transient hypothyroidism due to depleted thyroid hormone stores but usually eventual recovery to the euthyroid state. The hyperthyroid phase may be brief or overlooked, and many women with this disorder are diagnosed when they become hypothyroid, which occasionally is permanent.

Subacute thyroiditis, which is almost always very painful, can also cause transient hypoT. You would know if you'd had that.

You're taking a very large dose of Synthroid for being diagnosed just last fall. What was your TSH at diagnosis? Was there any gland enlargement? What are your FT levels at this time? Probably the only way to know whether you've recovered is to have a trial period off the med. Why would you want to though, if you feel well now? Especially given your competition plans?

(BTW, this is the second time I noticed you used the phrase "take the time to answer." Such impatience puts people off, IMO. Makes them less willing to help.)
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There is such a thing as "silent thyroiditis", which most often occurs after childbirth. (I don't remember if you have young children or not.) Here's a description of that condition ~
Silent lymphocytic thyroiditis is characterized by a variable degree of thyroid enlargement, absence of thyroid tenderness, and a self-limited hyperthyroid phase of several weeks, often followed by transient hypothyroidism due to depleted thyroid hormone stores but usually eventual recovery to the euthyroid state. The hyperthyroid phase may be brief or overlooked, and many women with this disorder are diagnosed when they become hypothyroid, which occasionally is permanent.

Subacute thyroiditis, which is almost always very painful, can also cause transient hypoT. You would know if you'd had that.

You're taking a very large dose of Synthroid for being diagnosed just last fall. What was your TSH at diagnosis? Was there any gland enlargement? What are your FT levels at this time? Probably the only way to know whether you've recovered is to have a trial period off the med. Why would you want to though, if you feel well now? Especially given your competition plans?

(BTW, this is the second time I noticed you used the phrase "take the time to answer." Such impatience puts people off, IMO. Makes them less willing to help.)

sorry midwest didn't mean to offend you.................