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    Default Under active thyroid

    This is my 2nd pregnancy. Had a MC in march and now 4 weekends pregnant.
    My doctor just told me yesterday that I have an under active thyroid and has put me on 50mg thyroxine tablets.

    Just wondering if anyone else is in the same boat? And can shed a little light on this subject?

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    Hi

    I've had an under active thyroid (hypothyroidism) with Hashimotos disease since I was 19 and have been on thyroxine since my first pregnancy when I was 23. We had issues TTC but the FS never said it was solely from the thyroid condition but apparently it can be be one part. They upped my thyroxine dose with each pregnancy but after bubs arrived they settled back to my usual dosage. I'm on 150mg daily.

    Head over to the Thyroid Australia website for some great information:

    http://www.thyroid.org.au/

    I'm happy to help answer any particular questions if I can

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    Hi Sam,

    That is very useful info. Thank you.
    I wonder if I've always had an under active thyroid or if it's something new that comes along with pregnancy.
    I just hope the tablets help this bubba stick ;-)

    Did it effect your pregnancy at all other than having to up your dosage?

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    I had it when pregnant with dd3 found out at 10weeks I was treated with thyroxine throughout my pregnancy and had regular blood test my level stayed at a level they were happy with. Not long after I had dd3 I got tested again and my thyroid was fine (I had stopped taking the tablets by then so far in this pregnancy I haven't had a problem.

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    I found out at 7 weeks my thyroid was under active. I was put on thyroxine as well.
    I was checked for antibodies (mainly looking for hashimoto's) but it came back negative, so the endocrinologist said it was pregnancy induced hypothyroidism.
    I had my levels checked quite regularly during the pregnancy and had my dose altered a few times.
    Initially he said I would come off it after she was born but 9 months later I'm still on it.
    He said it would help to stay on it with the tiredness of being a new mum and help with weight loss.
    He also said I will need it for any subsequent pregnancies.

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    Thanks ladies. I feel much better now I know more about it.
    The morning sickness is starting to rear it's ugly head now :-( 5w6d


 

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