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Thyroid Disorders board

Hi there, I've just discovered you all. What a great forum!

I'll try to be short & succinct! In late 2006 I had my first child and 3 months on was diagnosed with severe post-partum hypothyroidism/Hashimoto's with a TSH of over 100! I have been on Thyroxine ever since. Occasionally I'll have bouts of depression and my bloods are taken and my dosage is adjusted accordingly. All has been fine.

However, over the past two months my weight has plummeted and, in the past week, I have experienced extreme anxiety, stomach upsets, diarrhea, weakness, loss of appetite, sweating, shaky hands and can basically not function. I Googled my symptoms and found these were hyperthyroid symptoms. Got my bloods checked and the GP told me today my levels were fine (16) and the range is 9-25. I have no idea what he's talking about . I thought they were 0.3-3.0 for TSH..?!

Two days ago I went off my 100mcg per day Thyroxine and I feel completely back to normal. But my doctor is alarmed and wants me to go back on it. I've also started taking .3 Clonazapam per day for the anxiety as that was getting to me the most

Could it be my post-partum hypothyroidism is sputtering out? I've heard post-partum Hashimoto's can do this. What do you think it could be? I would love to be off the pills for good!

Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.