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April 30th, 2011, 03:43 PM
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Hi there! Sorry to butt in but I have a question for you ladies. I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism about 2 years ago after my daughter was born. When they did the test my dr said she thought it was autoimmune. I have been taking 125mcg of Levothyroxin since then and my levels have been good and I've felt good. Well now since my second child was born in December my levels are too high (is that right?) So my dr has had to reduce my dosage a couple of times and we're still trying to get it normalized.
I guess my question is is this normal to have your levels fluctuate that much? I don't think my dr really knows that much about Thyroid disorders so she gives me sort of vague answers.

Thanks!
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April 30th, 2011, 06:56 PM
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Yes, the pregnancy of your second child could definitely be the culprit of throwing off your levels again. And that does sound right that it would make your levels high. Do you know what your levels were, and do you know what tests your doc ran? It doesn't sound right though that your doc lowered your med dosage, if anything it seems they should have raised the dosage. I'm sorry your doc gives you vague answers, I'm sure that must be frustrating at times. Can you get a new doctor? There is a sticky on this board on how to find a good thyroid doctor, and I found my doctor off of that website. Also, have you heard of Mary Shomon? She writes a lot about thyroid problems, and she also has a facebook page where she answers questions from "fans." I hope you get some answers soon, and I hope you feel better!
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May 6th, 2011, 08:17 AM
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My levels come back different every time I get tested. It's to the point where instead of changing my dose my DR has told me to 'skip a day' (seems whacked to me).
I went from 125 to 150 to 175 to 137 to 137 skipping sundays.
I've heard this is very common with Levothyroxine.
I'm getting pretty fed up with this doctor.
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