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December 1st, 2011, 08:57 PM
Blue_Jar_Mama's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Hello ladies. I'm Amanda (25) currently expecting my 4th baby June 2012.

My midwife called on Monday and told me that I was hypothyroid. Immediately I was a little stunned as I feel totally fine and as far as I know, have never had an issue. She started me on 50mcg of Levothyroxine that I started Tue morning. Wed and Thur I have felt SO awful. Isn't this medicine supposed to make me feel "good"? I haven't had any morning sickness in well over a week, not even nausea and as soon as I started the medicine I have been nauseous, and weak. Almost flu like the entire morning and most of the afternoon that I take it. Should I talk to her about trying something else? Is this just an adjustment period that will get better once I have taken the medicine for a while?

I have been so sick this pregnancy so the thought of being nauseous daily from this medicine but not from baby, has me really down. I just want to feel good and enjoy my (soon to be) second trimester. I felt wonderful before the medicine so it's a little depressing to feel so yucky again.
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Last edited by Blue_Jar_Mama; December 2nd, 2011 at 08:08 AM.
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December 6th, 2011, 07:12 AM
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Congrats on your new baby! As far as the medication goes, I've never been on that kind. I'm on Armour, and I've never had any side effects like that before. You shouldn't be having that feeling, I would definately give your midwife a call. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon!

I would also ask her if you could get your numbers from her so you can do a little research. I would check out the stopthethyroidmadness website, it's very informative.
Jesus loving, homeschooling, gardening lover, devoted wife to a wonderful hubby and 10 kids, ages 13 down to 12.5 months . We are expecting number 11 due January 1st, 2015.

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March 17th, 2012, 05:49 PM
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The same thing happened to me when I was pregnant, same medicine and dose. I started cutting the pills in half and taking 25mcg and symptoms went away

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