t is called hypothyroidism. It is quite common in perimenopausal and mempausal women. More info can be found re: low thyroid associated with menopause at Menopause Goddess blog - here's the link to the specific article there: Let me know if you have more questions.
All my best,
Lynette Sheppard RN Health Maven, Menopause Community
Oops. The link function doesn't seem to be working on Wellsphere just now - Go to Menopause Goddess Blog (http://www.menopausegoddessblog.com/) and type Low Thyroid into the search box - it will be the third one down or copy and paste this web address into your browser to go direct to the blog entry: http://www.menopausegoddessblog.com/2009/10/06/low-thyroid-hormone-in-menopausal-women/
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