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Hey - My doctor just put me on Synthroid after a routine physical showed a TSH of 15. My doc sent me back for additional lab work and I haven't received the results yet. My question is this... I read online that about 5-10% of women become hypoT after they deliver and that the problem usually reverses. The site I read also said that in about 20% of those women the problem is permanant. Has anyone out there gone through this? I'm assuming my is a postpartum condition? I had my daughter 9 months ago. Any thoughts would be appreciated. I'm hoping I won't have to take medication for life!

Jerri
Thanks for the replies! So far it hasn't been a big deal at all. Do you guys know how long it takes for the symptoms to start going away? I've only been on Synthroid for 2 days. I'm looking forward to an entire day AWAKE instead of napping whenever my daughter does.

Thanks,
Jerri