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March 25th, 2013, 06:58 PM
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last Summer I had some tests done for a thyroid problem I thought I was having, my doctor felt the need to send me to a specialist because my blood would come back off, then come back normal, the next two would come back off then the next would be normal so finally he sent me in. I had blood drawn and my specialist diagnosed me with Graves Disease. I was leaving the hospital to pick up some meds, and she called me and told me to turn around because my blood work came back normal. I never got answers after that because I was having some issues with my insurance company the wouldn't allow me to continue treatment, so fast forward to now, and I am pregnant and I am having he same problems except it's worse! It is not all of the time, It's just sometimes on a random days like right now. I was just sitting here watching a show and my heart started pounding like I ran up a couple flights of stairs and it just wont stop, I start getting shaky, and sometimes I even feel like I will faint. The other day I was getting ready for school and I couldn't put even stand up without getting completely winded, it is a scary feeling to be completely calm yet my heart is pounding like I just ran a marathon. I called my OB a few weeks ago about the issue and he says if it lasts more than an hour to go into the hospital but it never lasts more than an hour. I think I will talk to him more about this, because it really does scare me. my MIL had Graves disease when she was pregnant with her daughter, and her daughters teeth didn't form right or something, and I remember when Nia (her daughter) lost her two front teeth about 4 years ago, her teeth took about a year to grow in, because of the graves disease problem MIL had, she even had to get surgery when she was 1 because of the teeth issue, I haven't done any research on it or anything but it scared me. I know my disorder isn't as bad as hers, she had to get her thyroid removed because it was so bad, mine isn't that bad.

Just thought I would fill the group in on what's going on!!

As I was sitting here typing my heart rate slowed down to normal, so that's good. It only last about 20 minutes this time.

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March 25th, 2013, 09:41 PM
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I have hypothyroidism. Had thyroid cancer in 2000 and had it removed. You really need to see an endocrinologist. Thyroid problems in the mother can have serious affects on the baby. Not trying to scare you, but please have your levels checked by a specialist, not just the OB. Good luck and KUP!!
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March 26th, 2013, 05:56 AM
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I agree. I have to be followed by an endocrinologist for thyroid problems because a general practitioner just won't pick up on subtle changes like he would...My lab work would fluctuate, and had it not been for the thyroid uptake (which I don't think you can have while pregnant), they probably still wouldn't know what was going on.

Pregnancy can cause thyroid problems in women with no previous problems, and since you already had something going on with your thyroid, I'm really convinced at this point that you need to be seen by an endocrinologist ASAP.

Good luck and keep us posted.
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March 26th, 2013, 06:00 AM
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I agree. You need to see an endocrinologist. I have hypothyroidism, Hasimoto's, and it can cause serious issues with baby if not treated. I would call and let them know you are pregnant and need to be seen right away. Also, you levels can change while pregnant. My dosage always changes when pregnant.

Keep up posted!
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March 26th, 2013, 07:22 AM
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Okay thank you girls, ill call and see what I can do!

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March 26th, 2013, 07:23 AM
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I can't say it better than the other ladies. Good luck and keep us posted!

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March 26th, 2013, 08:36 AM
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I have also had thyroid issues. I was on levothyroxin for years but if it help I saw my endo when I was pregnant with karlee and my levels became normal during pregnancy and I haven't had to take it in 3 years now!!!! I am still borderline but glad to be off meds. My endo said pregnancy can be like a hormonal reset button!
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March 26th, 2013, 08:41 AM
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I don't have much to add, as I have no experience with this, but it looks like the girls have given you some sound advice. Good luck. That can't be fun having your heart pound like that!
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March 26th, 2013, 08:42 AM
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Scary - I hope you can get in and get it all checked out now GL and kup!

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March 26th, 2013, 08:03 PM
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Thank you all very much I will call as soon as I am not busy to see what needs/can be done!

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