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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 08:04 AM   41
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I had graves as well, I had my thyroid removed, it was huge, I think it had its own heartbeat lol. It was affecting me eating, sleeping, etc, etc, I had it surgically removed in 2009 it was the worst decision I ever made, because they also removed all of my parathyroid glands. Not only am I hypothyroid, I am hypo parathyroid, I have kidney disease, vertigo, - all due to the fact that they removed my para thyroid glands. I have to take 20 calcium pills a day, magnesium, iron, and about 12 other prescriptions, so when I found out I was pregnant I was supershocked, I was down to stage 2 with my kidney disease. So with the pricking of the fingers with the Ges. diabetes, I am sick of it. BUT, my baby boy is doing fine with everything I have wrong with me, and that is the most important thing!!!! I have been having problems with my calcium levels, not with my thyroid levels, I just wanted to share because I am hypothyroid. I have lots of specialist I go to, and it was hard dealing with how this affected my life, when I visit them, I am looking for them for comforting words and they look at me and shake their heads, cause their is not any hope, they are just maintaining me, it isnt a cure for any of this. I wish they would stop doing that, it ruins my day and I get so down.



 
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Old Feb 14th, 2012, 09:44 AM   42
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I had graves as well, I had my thyroid removed, it was huge, I think it had its own heartbeat lol. It was affecting me eating, sleeping, etc, etc, I had it surgically removed in 2009 it was the worst decision I ever made, because they also removed all of my parathyroid glands. Not only am I hypothyroid, I am hypo parathyroid, I have kidney disease, vertigo, - all due to the fact that they removed my para thyroid glands. I have to take 20 calcium pills a day, magnesium, iron, and about 12 other prescriptions, so when I found out I was pregnant I was supershocked, I was down to stage 2 with my kidney disease. So with the pricking of the fingers with the Ges. diabetes, I am sick of it. BUT, my baby boy is doing fine with everything I have wrong with me, and that is the most important thing!!!! I have been having problems with my calcium levels, not with my thyroid levels, I just wanted to share because I am hypothyroid. I have lots of specialist I go to, and it was hard dealing with how this affected my life, when I visit them, I am looking for them for comforting words and they look at me and shake their heads, cause their is not any hope, they are just maintaining me, it isnt a cure for any of this. I wish they would stop doing that, it ruins my day and I get so down.
My goodness, i'm sorry I ever complained about my illness. So glad that your LO is doing well and lots of hugs



 
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Old Feb 15th, 2012, 11:34 AM   43
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I will have my levels checked again on the 27th. I am taking my meds as directed. I have another ultra sound on the 22 (next Wed). I should see a heartbeat and all. Can't wait. Let's all keep each other posted as I thank all of you for sharing. It has given me a huge sense of relief.




 
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Old Feb 15th, 2012, 12:37 PM   44
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I have an ultrasound next thursday, everytime I go to baby doc now I have to get an ultrasound to make sure he is ok.



 
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Your long awaited countdown to D day is upon you! That last few weeks seems like years.... Keep me posted.




 
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Old Feb 23rd, 2012, 16:16 PM   46
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LeighAnne - how did your scan go, all good i hope

How is your thyroid, have you had it checked again yet

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Old Feb 23rd, 2012, 16:46 PM   47
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My thyroid will be checked again Monday.

My scan was yesterday and my little beans heart was beating away at 167 bpm. All looked well.

I had been nervous because my first scan only showed a sac that measured 8 days behind. My scan yesterday showed 5 days ahead, which is three days shy of what it should be according to LMP. Just relieved to know everything looks good for now.



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Old Feb 24th, 2012, 00:17 AM   48
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Awww great news on seeing that tiny little heartbeat.

Just wanted to say that I have hypothyriod disease and have 2 previous losses. First loss my tsh was above 14 well into the first trimester and I lost that little one at 16weeks. Next loss was most likely a blighted ovum. Didnt see a HB at all and my tsh was 6 at the time. Lost that one at 6weeks. This pregnancy my TSH levels have stayed around 3 - 3.5, a little high but this tricks my central nervous system into stimulating my thyroid glands into converting the T4(levothyroxine) into T3 ( the bodys usable form of thyroid hormone). There is nothing that I can say to stop the worry that you have for this pregnancy, but it is possible to have a healthy pregnancy with hypothyroid disease. Keep up with the meds. Dont take them with your prenatal vitamins either. Iron inhibits the absorbtion of the hormone. I take my levothyroxine 200mcg, 12 hrs apart from my prenatals. Be sure you take the meds on an empty stomach with water, best absorbtion. These are a few tricks I have learned after having this disease since I was 10.

I am delivering my baby girl this Monday via c-section I have had no problems through out this pregnancy until the last cpl weeks her growth has slowed. But thats most likely due to her being really cramped in there and my placenta is getting a little weary. So she gets an early eviction Good luck hun. Gonna be stalking



 
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Old Feb 24th, 2012, 08:43 AM   49
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Thank you so much and good luck to you on d day. I am relieved to hav seen that all looks well so far but I still know anything could happen. All I can do is follow orders and pray for a healthy bean. Monday I will have my levels checked again so hopefully that will turn up good results as well and ease my mind.




 
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Old Feb 26th, 2012, 04:23 AM   50
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Your doing all that you can hun. Take some peace in that. Goodluck for your thyroid results, hope they are good. And thanks as well.



 
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