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Post Partum thyroiditis...hyper version
willow5kids posted:
I have not been diagnosed with Grave's disease but with post partum thyroiditis. I have been under the care of a doctor but am wondering if I need to see a specialist. I am in a hyperthyroid stage and feel awful. He has not put me on any anti-thyroid meds. I am on a calcium channel blocker as well as a beta blocker for high heartrate and blood pressure. I am also taking potassium supplements. I am on round 2 of prednisone to try and shrink the thyroid. I have had and continue to have some strange and sometimes alarming symptoms

For instance I am having some major digestive problems. I am having mucus in my stool and diarrhea. is this normal with hyper? I also am having some pain and sometimes my legs. please let me know if this sounds par for the course with hyper or if i need to pursue it further.
Andie_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Willow,

I would suggest that you definitely get in to see your doctor and get all of your symptoms checked out. Actually, I hope you already have!

There is some information you might find helpful in the article Depression, the Thyroid and Hormones as well as our Thyroiditis Overview.

Please keep us updated. Good luck!


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