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March 9th, 2010, 01:54 PM
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I had blood taken on Monday, March 1st. This is my first pregnancy and I am 8 wks and 1 day along today! Anyway, the nurse told me that all my bloodwork came back perfect (cf neg, RH pos, hcg levels perfect, etc..) except that my TSH was 11.37 and it shouldn't be higher than 4.5!! This would mean I have hypothyroidism. They tested me because my Mom and Dad are both hypo and hyper.
They said I need to see my primary asap and get this taken care of but that I shouldn't panic. Easier said than done! I'm so worried about the baby.
Can anyone give me peace of mind here? My primary dr's appt in Tuesday, March 16th which the ob's office said was fine. I know the treatment is just a pill and monitoring via blood tests but is the baby still going to be okay?
I'm trying not to freak out, really I am!
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March 9th, 2010, 07:02 PM
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I don't want you to panic.. breathe! You're right, easier said than done. Honestly, I think I would call the dr back & push to get in there sooner b/c you NEED that medicine ASAP or have your OB prescribe you something till then but I think I would PUSH someone to give me SOMETHING pretty quickly. The appt is a week away & I'm with you... I'd be a little nervous about it myself, especially with a TSH so high. My most encouraging words though is that I fully believe that the Lord is in control so He will take care of you, no matter what.

When you DO get into the dr, make sure they test Free T3 & Free T4, along with TSH. Most dr's only test TSH but b/c you're pg if they will only test TSH, stick with them until you can switch dr's. It is very important that you are treated while you're pg so someone willing to test TSH & give you Synthroid is def better than nothing. Anyway, also check out the book by Mary Shomon, Living Well With Hypothyroidism. You will learn just about everything you need to know from that book. Definitely a must-read!

I'm so sorry you are going through this!

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