(Closed) Hashimoto disease and pregnancy

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@AlmostHisWife:  First and foremost i am sorry about your MC. & sorry youve had so much thrown on your plate at once, i couldnt imagine, -B.I.G- hugs to you!

While i do not have hashimoto i have its sister autoimmune disease Graves, so i know when you look at those odds its overhwelming and scary and it makes it seem impossible. But there is hope in every case, and thats what keeps me going. First and foremost what your Dr. will do is try to get your disease under control or managed. Theres no way to grow a healthy baby without a healthy mom, and as disapointing as that is you need to take the time to focus on your own health and then move onto starting your family.

Like i mentioned i dont have your particular disease but in my case in 2009 i had a total thyroidectomy to imporve our chances of having a baby, At the time i was on some horrible drugs that would have a) made it so we miscarried or B) that we would have a doctor tell us we would have to have an abortion because of the toxisity to the baby it would never make it. So i went ahead and had my surgery done, which had its own complications but i wont bore you with my story. 

Onc you are stable, be it medication, radiation, surgery… whatever options your DR, thinks is best for you they typically give you a window to wait just to make sure all is as good as it looks. Then comes TTC….

For myself feeling like i dont have any control over what will happen for Darling Husband & I was really scary, and it encouraged me to start charting my cycles, (if you dont do so already there are some fabulous women on these boards who are SO willing to help you) i would also recomend buying the book, Taking charge of your fertility. I read the whole thing in a week as i was SO  hungry for information that would help me and Darling Husband get a baby. 

Also your doctor may have ideas for you too, be honest with them about wanting to have a baby and your age, and what that looks like for you and your husband…

I could go on and on, but if you have any questions please feel free to PM me, while i am not the sucess sotry you might have been looking for, know that there are others in your same boat. xoxox -Hugs.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@AlmostHisWife:  no worries! It’s overwhelming xo I am lucky in a way. I was diagnosed at age 12 … I’ve been dealing with this for 13 years already, and I’ve always known there was a chance we couldn’t have a baby. I couldn’t imagine having the rug pulled out From under my feet like you just had. Xoxox if there is anything I can do to help, feel free to PM or whatever, I can be a listening ear. 

Ps. Thanks for the good luck, universe willing we will get our BFP. Xo

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@AlmostHisWife:  My heart goes out to you and all this craziness you’re going through right now. I just got married at the end of last year. I also have hashimoto’s, but we haven’t tried to conceive yet. Very soon I’m going to look for a regular OB/GYN and just see what my options are, and if my health will prevent me from having a baby. I saw a specialist for my thyroid condition though, and he said that as long as I’m taking my medication regularly I should be fine. I’ve know about my hashimoto’s for at least 3 or 4 years now, but they’re always adjusting my dosage. I’m suppose to get blood work done every few months so they can check my levels, I haven’t been to the doctor in a while though.

I’m really going to get back into the routine, and try to stay healthy. I wish you and your future husband lots of luck in trying to start your family

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t know a ton about the topic personally, but I do know that my friend was diagnosed with this in the fall, and decided to start TTC immediately. She is currently 26 weeks pregnant–got pregnant on their second cycle trying. So, what I gather from that is that is definitely possible! 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

Excuse my ignorance, but what is hashimoto?

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@BoxerLady:  might be easier to explain you do a quick google search. 🙂 Wikipedia is always a good quick run down. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@AlmostHisWife:  I am pleased that you found a success story! I hope with all my heart when it’s time again for you guys you have a sticky baby & a healthy & happy 9 months. 🙂

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@AlmostHisWife:  Thank you. I’m on 250 MCG of levothyroxine 4 days a week, and 125 MCG 3 days a week (it’s annoying that the dosage isn’t the same every day). I have to get my levels checked to see if that dosage needs to change.

From what I understand about it we shouldn’t have trouble conceiving. The underactive thyroid effects how our body metabolizes energy which could cause complications during the pregnancy because the baby may not be getting all the nutrients it needs to develop properly (low birth weight, miscarriage, etc). So as long as I keep checking my levels and taking my medication properly, the Hashimoto’s shouldn’t be an issue.

And on that note, I need to call my doctors office and make an appointment to check my thyroid levels Tongue Out

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