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Help! My doctor wants to test my Thyroid again as it seems the screening test showed it was low. I am around 10 weeks and worried that low Thyroid might be danger for my baby. Does anyone know much about this.....I'm panicking early I know.....
I have had trouble with my thyriod after pregnancy, I have Hypothyroidism. Which is when your thyroid levels are low. You just have to take medication.
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I too have Hypothyroidism - it is really important both for yourself and bubs to have it treated as soon as possible. With treatment, it will operate completely normally.
Do you know what levels the screening test had you at ? Free T3, Free T4 and TSH levels ?
I have Graves Disease (a permanent enlargement of the thyroid gland) causing hyperthyroidism.
You must be hypo thyroid if you have low levels?
Not sure if you're preggers at present (10wks?) or just had your baby, however, I have had quite in depth conversations with my specialist about this (endocrinologists rock) and he assures me having these conditions during pregnancy is manageable. After the baby is born it will be monitored for a month or so for their levels, then all should be fine as the thyroid situation is not something you can pass directly to your new baby, although they can inherit the condition, and develop it later in life.
I am currently on Propylthyuricil for management, which is a milder medication for the condition (hyper), and have been told I would be able to take this whilst pregnant also. I was able to breastfeed my son while on this medication also.
Feel free to PM if you have any queries. I also have details on how to manage hyper and hypo thyroidism through your diet, which works wonders.
I would love some information on management through diet for Hypothyroidism.
I am on 75mcg of Oroxine per day as my TSH was at 91 - my Dr had never seen it over 25 so we had to sort it quickly. Through Oroxine, it has stabilsed and I have no dramas but I would like to see if a change in diet could possibly allow me to drop back on the Oroxine at some point.
I have also been told that whilst management in pregnancy needs to be quite tight (blood tests ever 4 weeks etc), it's an effective process.:)
Thanks girls. I'm not sure what my levels were as when she was telling me on the phone I kind of went blank with panic and didn't take it all in. Had a second test yesterday that will look at it more closely and will talk about results next week with the Doc.....after that i might be back for more advice!!
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