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Old Apr 15th, 2018, 12:33 PM   421
LAR83
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Lar, Iím happy the spotting, especially red has stopped. I have hoshimotos and hypothyroidism and Iím ashamed to say I havenít had my levels checked properly this pregnancy. I know thatís awful but between sickness and other factors I havenít made it to the lab for testing. But Iím hoping to fix that this week. However, my last pregnancy, which ended at the beginning of the year I was told my dosage was too high and pushing me into hypo so Iím hoping everything is fine. I havenít had any symptoms that my levels have dropped, but I know they need to be properly checked. Good for you for catching yours and having your medicine adjusted.
I have hashimito's disease as well. How often does your doctor recommend that you get your blood checked in pregnancy? My endocrinologist recommends once a month, at least in the early part of the pregnancy. I have been so paranoid that my levels would change before i catch it... i wasn't feeling right a couple weeks ago so i went to the ER and asked them to check my thyroid levels. They told me it was in range but after I left I looked at the labs they gave me and my levels seemed too high to me, so I sent my labs to my endocrinologist. It took a whole week but I was finally able to speak to her and she confirmed that my levels were too high and that the ER doctor told me they were in range because they were in range for a nonpregnant woman but not for a pregnant woman. I was so frustrated because the ER doctor knew I was pregnant and I think she should have known the correct thyroid levels for a pregnant woman seeing as how common hypothyroidism and pregnancy are. Anyway.. glad I caught it. You should definitely get your levels checked soon to make sure things are okay. How far along are you now?



 
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Old Apr 15th, 2018, 16:09 PM   422
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My endo recommends every 4 weeks as well. Iím 10 weeks 3 days now. I had my levels checked only once but not in the last 8 weeks. First thing tomorrow Iím going to go. I know my endo with be upset but Iíve had a lot going on, and serious things and havenít been home enough to get to a lab. Iíve been to the hospital a couple of times so they may have checked them then but Iím uncertain. Iím hoping all is well. Iíve had this condition for almost a decade so, like you, I usually know when something feels off. May I just say how frustrating doctors can be. I agree that the ER doctor should have known your levels were too high for pregnancy. My endocrinologist is really good but I want to find a new one. My first miscarriage she made me feel like the loss was my fault because I didnít have levels checked prior to conception, like I needed her approval to get pregnant. And when she did check them everything was fine. However, I was breastfeeding at the time and my progesterone was low and my uterus was simply not ready to carry. It was a very frustrating experience, but I continue to see her because sheís been my doctor from the beginning and she is truly good at her profession. Thankfully sheís the only doctor Iíve had whoís behaved in that manner.



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Old Apr 15th, 2018, 18:39 PM   423
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I am glad that you will get them checked tomorrow. Hopefully everything is fine, but it will be good to know for sure. That is really rude of your doctor to blame you for your miscarriage! Seems like doctors should do the opposite and tell women it isn't their fault since usually it isn't. I can see maybe telling you "next time you want to try getting pregnant, you should get your thyroid levels checked first" but there is no reason to blame. It wasn't your fault at all. I can see wanting to find a new doctor, but I can also see why you stayed with her so long especially if she is good at her job. It can be hard to find an endo. who is good during pregnancy bc so many of them seem to be misinformed when it comes to the right levels for pregnancy. Sorry to hear you have so much going on-- sounds like it is stressful. Good luck with your labs tomorrow! Hopefully your doctor doesn't give you too much of a hard time about it. Let us know how it goes.



 
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Old Apr 16th, 2018, 07:37 AM   424
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Lar, I can’t believe that emergency room doc missed that your levels were not good for pregnancy! Really good that you caught it. I guess it just goes to show that we really do need to advocate for our own health and pregnancies!

Nogreater I can’t believe your endo made you feel like your mc was your fault...that’s just brutal and cruel.

I just had bloodwork for TSH on the weekend, first time since I started taking synthroid in week 4. I don’t have an endocrinologist, just have my family doc, since my levels were only just discovered to be off when I got pregnant, they were never bad enough before to medicate.

I’m 11 weeks today! 1 more week until we get to see our baby again!



 
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Old Apr 16th, 2018, 12:27 PM   425
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Had my first appointment with midwives today, lots and lots of questions and answers about medical history etc. Was also given some stronger tablets for acid, so fingers crossed they work! ...first scan is on May 9th, so not too far away!



 
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Old Apr 16th, 2018, 12:32 PM   426
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Lar, finding a good endo is so difficult. Then when you do, you have to wait months on end for an appointment.

Wishn, congrats on 11 weeks!!! So exciting you get to see baby again next week! Have you decided how youíre going to share the good news? I really hope your levels go back to normal after pregnancy. I feel like the last 8 years of my life has revolved around my hypothyroidism between the medicine and all the tests.

I went to the lab today, so I should hear back tomorrow with my results. Iím going to call my endoís secretary so she can be on the lookout for the results and ďreportĒ my pregnancy. Maybe itíll soften the blow. I found out over the weekend that my sodium levels are low, which may be why Iíve been so fatigued with headaches and feeling so dehydrated despite drinking so much water. Iíve never been one to avoid using salt but I donít overdue it. Now Iím mindful to add a bit more salt to my food, and drink more coconut water. I worked out today for the first time in a long time and it was very hard, but it felt good. Iím finding it so hard to stay active this pregnancy and overall feeling blah. And I definitely do not have the glow! In better news, Iím no longer bloated! For a couple of weeks I looked like I was 6 months pregnant and thought Iíd have to share much earlier than weíd planned. Hope you all are having a great Monday!



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Pb, welcome! What an incredible and interesting story. Iím so glad all is well! We have the same ďdueĒ date!!

Wishn, I understand even more now. Thank you. I couldnít terminate either, but I certainly understand wanting to know so that you can plan accordingly. Yes, I opt out of all genetic testing and I usually only allow 1-2 ultrasounds. However, this pregnancy, as you know, has been different and Iíve allowed two thus far. Now we have to decide how many more weíll agree to. Blood work is non-invasive and can provide valuable information, like being certain my thyroid levels are stable, so I consent to that. Iím not against the extra tests, itís just our preference.

Nootles, haha...still pregnant. Happy 11 weeks! How are you feeling now that youíre so close to second trimester?
feeling more and more confident that this is it and i am actually having a baby, having suffered a late loss previously though its taken the shine off it a bit

couple more days to my scan and i will start to breathe easier FX



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Nootles, Iím happy that youíre more confident but I can understand your emotions after a late loss. Iím praying when you have your scan it will provide even more relief.

So...my doctor wasnít mad at all. In fact, she was very happy and supportive of the pregnancy. My tsh levels arenít bad at all. I just need to increase my weekly dosage by one whole tablet, so really nothing at all. And like Iíve already known, I need to get my iron levels up. Iíve been borderline anemic my whole life, even when I ate meat growing up, so itís nothing new to me. However, with all the pregnancy aversions Iím really going to need to focus on iron containing foods. I go back in another 3 weeks for testing. From now on I will certainly keep up with testing.



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Nootles, that’s great you’re feeling more confident! The scan will be a big relief! I’m just starting to let myself think of “when the baby comes”.

Thanks Nogreater! That’s great that your doctor was supportive and your TSH levels are not bad. I see lots of leafy greens in your future. I wonder how my iron levels are. I just started taking my prenatal again this week.

I told my best friend last weekend, but we won’t be telling family for another few weeks. I’ll tell my parents on Mother’s Day (I’ll be almost 15 weeks!), and then DH’s parents the weekend after when we see them in person. Part of me wants to keep it quiet until I start showing and have no choice but to tell everyone...and part of me wants to shout it from the rooftops!



 
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Wishn, yes lots of greens for me. Iím just starting to eat them again. I couldnít stomach them the last 4 weeks. I feel the same. Iíve only told one person and everyone else I figured will know when/if they see me as I grow. I have no strong desire to share even though itís fantastic news. Iím just not ready for all of the questions and once people know itís seemingly the only thing they wish to talk about. Then the never ending advice begins. While I know people mean well Iím just not ready.



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