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August 9th, 2011, 04:02 PM
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My doctors office called this morning telling me my thyroid levels came back abnormal and that they were gonna do a few more Tests. Now I'm paranoid, can an abnormal thyroid affect baby? How? Anyone have experience with something like this? I'm freaking out, I already lost one baby to preterm labor, I dont want that to happen again
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August 9th, 2011, 08:53 PM
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I don't have any answers to your questions. I just wanted to say GL with your follow up tests, hopefully they come back negative.
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August 9th, 2011, 09:33 PM
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Did they say abnormal which way? I know I have hypo thyroid and it can contribute to infertility as well as early miscarriage. I am not sure about it causing challenges later in pregnancy but I know can be a concern early. I know your thyroid does act differently during pregnancy but that is my extent of knowledge.

Hopefully you get it all figured out. Praying for you and your bean.
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August 9th, 2011, 09:40 PM
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Like Tiffany, my thyroid is under-active (read dead). I was finally diagnosed at 19 but I'm pretty sure it began the dying off process when I was 11 or 12.

I have my thyroid tested every other month during pregnancy just to make sure my levels don't go totally wonky. I was just told that I need to decrease my prescription...this never happens...so pregnancy can wreak havoc on the thyroid levels.

I wouldn't stress too much. Probably something that needs temporary tweaking, although I have heard of folks needing to stay on the synthetic supplements after pregnancy as well.

Good luck.
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August 9th, 2011, 09:45 PM
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Thanks ladies. My levels were fine on June 30, so
It seems that pregnancy caused the abnormality, but I did not get any information on how it was abnormal. Hope I find out soon I'm freaking out!
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August 9th, 2011, 11:00 PM
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I hope they give you a good answer hun (hugs)
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August 10th, 2011, 04:56 AM
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I have hypothyroid (underactive) and was not diagnosed until after my M/C. They will give you a pill that you have to take every morning 15 minutes before eating to regulate your thyroid. Im so glad they caught your thyroid issue in time unlike the dumb military doctors here!!! If you take your meds everyday, baby will be just fine. Its normal for your thyroid to shift during pregnancy because basically your thyroid works for baby first and you second. I cant stress enough how important those little pills will be for you to take. I have taken one every single say for 2 years now and i have never felt better. When I started them, I lost weight, I was able to use the restroom, I wasnt freezing all the time...etc. Itll be a lifesaver, literally lol.

I was on .025mcg of synthroid prior to baby and was checked at my first appointment only to find out i needed .05mcg now. Getting tested next appointment as well to make sure everything is right where it should be.
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