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Old Oct 5th, 2010, 13:24 PM   1
sarah54
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Thyroid levels are high?


I just received news from my doctors office that my blood tests came back. They said that my thyroid levels were high and I need to come back in as soon as possible to do the test again.

Does anyone know what Thyroid levels have to do with this pregnancy? What are the risks assiciated to having high levels?

I'm so nervous!!!



 
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Old Oct 5th, 2010, 13:28 PM   2
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Mine were low, I Just made sure and took my meds daily. Which I have to do for the rest of my life. I have no idea how it can effect the baby, I had lots of sonograms because of it and had to see a thyroid specialist with my last pregnancy, we'll see what all I have to get done this pregnancy because of it.



 
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Old Oct 5th, 2010, 13:42 PM   3
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if your thyroid levels are high they will probably put you on some tablets to lower it and keep a regular check on your bloods.. they usually refer you to an endocrinologist and they will keep you on the tablets for a period of 18 months..

Unfortunatly it didnt work out that way for me, as i had a high thyroid too (overactive) and the pills did not work for me.. and my thyroid gland was growing and growing in my neck.. (goiter) so i had it removed in june.. i had suffered from an overactive thyroid for years.. and nothing was helping anymore.. feel loads better after my surgery.

so im classed as having an underactive thyroid now.. i have to take thyroid pills everyday and my endocrinologists keep a close eye on my blood every month... and my bubbz seems to be doing just fine..

I wouldnt worry too much.. just google overactive thyroid and pregnancy.. see if there is anything you can read up about.. make sure you have ur bloods checked regular as having thyroid problems are serious.. but if ur thyroid levels are being controlled properly there shouldnt be a problem.. also.. the drug most people get to treat an overactive thyroid is called CARBIMAZOLE (Neomercazole) .... this should not be taking during pregnancy.. as its known to harm the baby, altho if the doctors do put you on any medication for it.. im sure they will know that anyway!!!

hope you have a happy and healthy pregnancy and i wish you all the best and im almost certain you and ur bubbz will do just fine.. just keep a close eye on it.. and try not to worry =] x



 
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Old Oct 5th, 2010, 13:53 PM   4
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Thank you so much ladies! It helps so much knowing that there are other people out there going through the same things I am.

I'm going back to the doctors in two days to have my blood checked again. Hopefully I will get a better result!



 
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