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Old 06-25-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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Question Subclinical hyperthyroidism

Had my first appointment today for this pregnancy (8 weeks with #3) and after I got home, doc called to say she ran a thyroid test after feeling my thyroid and thinking it was a bit enlarged, and results indicate I have subclinical hypothyroidism. Prescribed meds and told me its no big deal--then of course I Googled it and started worrying. I have no history of thyroid problems, no family history either.

Any other mamas with this care to chime in? How often should I be having my levels checked? Since this seems pregnancy-induced, should I expect it to go away after delivery?

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I had it with my first. They gave a rx for synthroid a really low level. I had to wait an hour to eat after taking it. I would wake up starving and couldn't wait. So I never really took it. The pregnancy went fine overall.

My levels returned to normal soon after having the baby.

Second pregnancy wasn't an issue.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:16 AM   #4
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I just took my first dose of synthroid today. I am 4 wks 5 days. My Endo said I should have my levels checked once every two weeks in my first trimester and once a month after that. My tsh levels are usually normal, but went up when I was first pregnant (blighted ovum) in January. They were back up only a few days after my bfp last weekend.

My pharmacist was telling me that this medicine is very well tolerated and side effects are extremely rare.

I hope you're feeling good!
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I have it. With DS I was on a low dose through the whole pregnancy. But remained on it even after delivery because I was borderline low functioning before I got prego. With this one I've had to have my dose increased twice due to extreme exhaustion because pregnancy requires more hormone production as it progresses & mine couldn't keep up with what my body & pregnancy needed. Its totally safe to take & can actually help you not feel so sluggish later in pregnancy. Good luck!
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Re: Subclinical hyperthyroidism

Is it hyperthyroidism or hypo? Your title says hyper, but the post says hypo. Anyways, I have had hyperthyroidism with 3 of my pregnancies. They've all been pregnancy induced. I'd love to tell you about my story if it helps.
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I was diagnosed as hypo 10 years ago. (Unrelated to pregnancy.) Like a previous poster said, the body just needs more hormones while pregnant and tsh levels rise when the thyroid can't keep up. They will generally want your numbers below a 3 (sometimes lower depending on the endo.) A lot of hypo symptoms are parallel with pregnancy symptoms so don't worry yourself too much as long as you keep taking the meds/getting your levels checked regularly. Also, many women can have low function postpartum (even if there were no issues pre/during pregnancy) so make sure to keep following up with your endo after your LO arrives. :-)
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Re: Subclinical hyperthyroidism

Are you a soy eater?
Soy affects iodine levels negatively and iodine is super important to regulating hormones.
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