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Old 01-03-2013, 07:27 AM   #21
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My thyroid always played up during Pregnancy. I am hypo and had to have my meds up several times with each pregnancy.
Yep same here. My meds need increased during pregnancy. I'd have your thyroid checked again.

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I have both hypothyroidism and gestational diabetes and your symptoms sound more like hypothyroidism to me... I have my thyroid levels checked monthly by my perinatalogist and have had my medication increased multiple times w/ each pregnancy. Pregnancy can push you over the edge if you were prone to it or borderline before. I'd demand to be rechecked or find a new doctor.
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I'd demand to be rechecked or find a new doctor.
I agree. What kind of practice can't find 15 minutes for a pregnant patient with concerns in a week? So what if every thing turns out fine (which I hope it does!)?

If you do get an an appointment, make sure to tell the doctor what you had to go through to get an appointment. S/he may have no idea what their staff is up to. If you don't get the kind of response that makes you believe you are important, move on to another practice.

I left my 1st ob at 16 weeks and ended up being so much happier with new dr. It was upsetting at the time, but better to know you're "just a number" before it's too late.
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Thank you all for the responses. I have. 930 appointment tomorrow with my PCP. not linked with the obs office. If something turns up I will certainly be letting someone know that they dismissed it and wanted me to wait a month.

I pray everything is okay. But it would be nice to think something is causing all these symptoms and not just me!
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Re: Is the OB office not taking me seriously?

Yes, diabetes is linked to vision loss. Just my experience from working in the medical field (CNA) with people with diabetes.
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according to the eye doctor. I lost a lot of vision in my left eye. Even with contacts in I can barley see. I can read and make out words but its so blurry it causes headaches. mind you this all happened in 2 weeks!
My right eye lost some vision but not as bad as the left one. I also developed a lazy eye when I was 6 months old. I had surgery when I was 2 to correct it. And now its back...(24yrs later)
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Have you had your B vitamin levels checked? I know that's a common problem with a vegetarian diet. Also I would absolutely NOT worry about salt intake. I think it's almost malpractice to tell pregnant women to limit their salt intake. Your body needs more salt to help produce the extra fluids and blood volume needed for pregnancy. I know you said that you're not limiting it, but I just wanted to address that because I think it's a huge problem with advice given to pregnant women.

I would add in a bunch of free-range eggs and shellfish. You can also just eat the egg yolks, and that way you're getting the majority of the nutrition and not as much filler. I mix egg yolks into anything- milk, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, you name it. If the eggs are high quality, they are a super source of nutrition and they don't taste "funky".
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isn't weight gain, being cold all the time, and being super tired all signs of diabetes? maybe you have gestational diabetes???? BTW i am no where near a doctor, lol. I am probably way off it is just what popped in to my head when i read your post
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2 things that scream out to me are thyroid (so you would need iodine or sea kelp asap) or you could be diabetic. 3rd I would say anemia. all require blood testing.
but you could do the salt first while waiting for an appt.

if you cannot get into the obgyn, just call a regular dr as they handle that anyway or go to walk in clinic. I would not wait.
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