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April 14th, 2010, 10:33 AM
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So I guess I'm grasping at straws, trying to figure out what's wrong with me and why I lost 2 babies in less than 6 months...Last night I was looking things up and found that you should never take your prenatal's with your thyroid medication because the iron in the prenatal's will stop your body from absorbing your thyroid hormones...I didn't know that...I've taken both together forever not thinking anything of if...I also don't take my thyroid med's on an empty stomach, esp in the first trimester of pregnancy since having an empty stomach makes me ill...I'm so mad at myself thinking that it could be my fault that my babies died...I'm also so worried that now that I have no thyroid that I'll never be able to have another baby...Is there anyone out there with no thyroid that went on to carry a baby?
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April 14th, 2010, 06:15 PM
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First, don't blame yourself!!! *HUGS* Those little things won't have such a huge impact to cause you to lose your babies. I'm SO sorry for your losses. Levels during pg are normally out of whack and to try to keep them perfect is nearly impossible. I suggest getting your TPO checked to see if it's autoimmune. Have you ever had your iron level checked? Progesterone? I had to be on both the whole first trimester with Oliver. I have read that it's pretty common to have those other deficiencies with hypothyroidism. Hang in there hun. I'm sure there ARE answers.... just don't blame yourself for things that are out of your control.
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April 14th, 2010, 06:55 PM
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what's TPO? I'm not sure what i've been tested for...When I lost Ella back in October they took like 12 viles of blood from me, and seemed to test me for a lot of things...This time my doctor even said that he wasn't sure what to test my blood for since they had just tested me not even 6 months before...They took a few viles, and i'm not sure...I think he was testing my thyroid levels...I have been getting my thyroid checked monthly since I found out I was pregnant...It's just so frustrating since i've now lost 2 babies since getting my thyroid out...I had 4 healthy children before, and I don't know what's going on
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April 14th, 2010, 07:00 PM
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I can't imagine. Before getting pg with Oliver, it took us 19mos and 4 cycles of fertility meds/IUI to get pg! With my other two I got pg within 2mos for both! I was diagnosed with autoimmune hypothyroidism 3mos after I had DS1. Talk about a 360* turn around! It's sad how much this disease effects things.
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April 16th, 2010, 08:22 PM
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Megan, if you always took your meds with your vitamin and the docs had your levels at a good amount than it is okay. Yes, it can make you absorb less, but than when the doctors tested your blood it would be off, and they would have adjusted your meds to 'fix' that. I never used to take mine on an empty stomach and it was okay because had the right does for someone who ate breakfast or drank milk around the time of taking their meds. If you suddenly stopped taking your pre-natals and eating with your meds you might need your dose lowered. The important thing is to be consistent. If you want to eat with them ALWAYS eat with them, etc.

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April 17th, 2010, 04:40 AM
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Megan, if you always took your meds with your vitamin and the docs had your levels at a good amount than it is okay. Yes, it can make you absorb less, but than when the doctors tested your blood it would be off, and they would have adjusted your meds to 'fix' that. I never used to take mine on an empty stomach and it was okay because had the right does for someone who ate breakfast or drank milk around the time of taking their meds. If you suddenly stopped taking your pre-natals and eating with your meds you might need your dose lowered. The important thing is to be consistent. If you want to eat with them ALWAYS eat with them, etc.

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Ditto! If you've always done it, you will end up taking more medicine to be in the noraml range sine you are absorbing less but you will still normalize in that normal range if your dr is taking care of you & I'm sure he is.

Don't beat yourself up. It's NOT your fault! I don't have my thyroid completely out but it has been extremely hard on me TTC too. We finally got pg after 3 years of infertility last year only to have a m/c at 11 wks. I also learned that I had a progesterone defect (CD23 blood test) so I had to use Clomid to get pg. And now Clomid hasn't worked since the m/c so I went to the RE & will be doing injectables later this year... praise the Lord for providing them for me for FREE! Anyway, we're on a 6 month MA break till July so we won't be back into actively TTC till then.

BTW, a great book to read on the subject & become more educated on hypo is Living Well with Hypothyroidism by Mary J. Shomon. I recommend it to EVERYONE.

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