Has anyone experienced thyroid problems when pregnant?
What did you experience and how did they treat it??
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20-01-2014 10:52 #1Member
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20-01-2014 11:10 #2
When I was trying to get preggers I had hypothyroid (underactive) so my endocrinologist they put me on thyroxine which sorted it out easily.
Then just before I got preggers I developed graves disease (over active). I felt g*ddamn terrible but put it down to the IVF drugs. Anyway, luckily my endo doc told me to go back to her 4 weeks after I got preggers and she caught it then and put me on some pregnancy safe medication that corrected my thyroid pretty easily.
The timing was quite unfortunate to contract it however and my baby had tachycardia (irregular heartbeat) in the womb. I'm not sure if it was caused by the graves disease but there might be a link. Anyway, that was caught early from a general checkup and sorted out with medication too. I was induced in the end so that I was able to come off the heart meds and my baby could be kept under observation for a few days. That all went well and again, might not have had anything to do with my thryroid issues. He is perfectly fine and never developed any problems after the medication corrected it.
Hope you have a less eventful journey!
20-01-2014 11:14 #3
I have had an under active thyroid through both my pregnancies. Im on thyroxine atm with bubs #2.
I only have thyroid issues when im pregnant.
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20-01-2014 11:40 #4
I got pregnancy induced hypothyroidism, it was picked up at about 8weeks on routine bloods. Was managed by an endocrinologist and took thyroxine the whole pregnancy.
I'm now almost twelve weeks PP but the endocrinologist has left me on the thyroxine at a small dose.
He says it will help with mood, weight loss and he says I will definitely need it for the next pregnancy.
20-01-2014 15:48 #5Member
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Thank you for the responses! I hope my pregnancy is less eventful than some of yours with hypo or hyper thyriodism! I am also glad bubbas are healthy just a bit unsure what to expect!
21-01-2014 07:08 #6
It means regular check ups and blood tests for me, every four months but much more often around any thyroid changes or pregnancy. It seems to be easily treated with medication. From my experience anyway.
21-01-2014 20:55 #7Senior Member
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Mine was triggered by pregnancy but the extreme tiredness even with the medication 5 years later I am researching adrenal fatigue, have to go and see a endocrinologist to see what they can do for me now. How easy is it to get pregnant again with this condition?
21-01-2014 22:13 #8
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