(Closed) Thyroid Question

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

No sweetheart, don’t worry.  Here is what I know:  I am hypothyroid and I got balanced on medication and got pregnant first thing.  Hypothyroidism can cause a missing period – it does not actually affect fertility.  In other words, if you are unbalanced, it may cause you to miss your period – but if you get balanced with medication – your period will come back and there is no problem.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@soyjoy222:  My best advice is not to google!  What are they saying causes brith defects?  I take levothyroxine (synthroid).  My mum was hypothyroid as well and she got balanced on synthroid and has 4 healthy children.  It is necessary to get balanced on meds and take them throughout pregnancy, and continue to get tested (I go every 4 weeks!) because thyroid levels fluctuate during pregnancy.  I had a high tsh (it was like 11!) and my OB and I have been working to get it down with adjusting levels of synthroid.  Never heard of any birth defect risk- only the opposite to be true- the necessity of maintaining a health thyroid level during pregnancy.  Don’t worry!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@soyjoy222:  Obvi not a doctor, but I have PCOS and it sounds like you might too. They put you on Metformin and things (and fertility) go back to normal…might be something to consider as you and your doctor explore this further.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@soyjoy222:  There are OTC ovulation tests (like pregnancy tests) that can help you figure out what’s going on down there!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Just try not to worry, but talk to your OB about balancing your levels if they are elevated. 

 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2012

So sorry to hear about this – I’m sure it is really scary for you! I had something very similar happen to me about 10 months ago — went in for a routine check-up and got a call the next morning saying my T3 and T4 levels were through the roof!! I saw a specialist and after a few more tests found out that I have hypothyroidism (I guess it is pretty common but it was still a bit of a shock — I am not overweight and don’t really have a ton of the symptoms that usually come along with thyroid issues, except for the fact that I like to sleep ALL the time haha).  

 

I take a 200 MCGs of Levothyroxine (thyroid hormone replacement) every morning now. The only real bummers are that you are not supposed to eat or drink anything until an hour after you have taken your dose, and you aren’t supposed to take any other type of medication or supplements until 4 hours after (most days this is easy but when i have a headache the four hour rule sort of goes out the window ๐Ÿ™‚ ) I haven’t noticed any difference yet (still tired all the time) but I have a check-up in two weeks and am hoping to find out if I need to get my prescription level adjusted. I talked to several people right when I found out, and was told by all that it is one of those things that is going to be a little nuisance for the rest of your life, but once you get on the right dose its like a big weight is lifted off your shoulders that you never knew you had!

 

 I feel like I have read every single article on hypothyroidism out there (I go a little Web MD crazy sometimes) and I have seen the comments about fertility issues as well. My husband and I are not TTC right now so I can’t attest to anything personally, but the endocrinologist who I see has assured me that I have nothing to worry about, it is just something that has to be monitored closely when you are pregnant (so routine blood tests to make sure you are still getting the right amount of hormone replacement).

 

Don’t stress out too much and try not to read too many scary articles and worry about it until your follow-up with your doctor (definitely easier said than done)! When you go to your doctor, I would recommend asking about your fertility questions and if he prescribes you any sort of medication, what its effects will be with anything else you might be taking. Sending lots of support your way — good luck with everything!!

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