View Full Version : Anyone diagnosed with hyperthyroidism during pregnancy?
08-03-2005, 06:42 AM
i just got a call from my obgyn that one of my blood results came back abnormal. she said my thyroid levels were really high, but that sometimes she sees that with twin pregnancies.
i'm almost 13 weeks (with twins) and was wondering if anyone has any experience with hyperthyroidism during pregnancy?
up until now, my TSH levels were always normal, but my obgyn thinks it might be one of the reasons why my nausea is so bad right now. she has referred me to an endocrinologist, whom i will hopefully see this week.
anything i should know? how is this usually treated?
08-03-2005, 06:44 AM
by thyroid levels, do you mean that your TSH was high?
08-03-2005, 10:12 AM
linda...i should have waited until i had numbers from my obgyn!
my TSH was low (.02)
T4 was high (17.8)
T3 uptake was low (19.8%)
08-03-2005, 10:22 AM
Not diagnosed during pregnancy but long before. If you don't take medication for thyroid problems, your chances of miscarriage increase greatly. Thyroid problems are so common in women that I bet tons of your friends are taking medication for it. It's really not a huge deal if you take your meds, but if you don't, really bad things from depression to worse can happen.
08-03-2005, 01:26 PM
I'm like Solongtogo in that I was diagnosed awhile ago. I asked my dr about being pg and she didn't see any probs for me even if my thyroid started misbehaving again while I was pg. Although Solongtogo is right in that there is an increased chance of miscarriage. Apparently the drugs that you take to supress the thyroid (stop it from being Hyper) DO pass through the placenta, but she told me that she has NEVER seen any ill effects with the baby. So please don't worry about taking the medication that you need. I hope your treatment goes well.
08-05-2005, 12:54 PM
I was diagnosed with hyperthyroid at about 24 weeks, I think. I had a lot of nausea and had trouble gaining weight. My TSH was low. I went to an endoncrinologist every 6 weeks or so and he watched my levels. My hyperthy. was not severe - so we just watched it. At 40 weeks, my levels went back to normal. I don't have much advice, but your endocrinologist will help you out. He/She will watch you carefully since you are pregnant.
BTW, I had a healthy baby with a great birthweight!
08-05-2005, 07:23 PM
I was diagnosed with thyroid problems in 2002. Although I wasn't pregnant, nor am I now...I understand the issues w/this and pregnancy. Untreated thyroid problems can cause infertility. So, I did alot of research. I had my thyroid removed that same year. Doctors said as long as I keep on my meds, I should have no problems carrying a healthy baby. I hope the nausea gets better!
08-06-2005, 07:10 AM
hgmorgann...you sound like me. when did your nausea go away?
08-06-2005, 05:33 PM
I think I last threw up at 18 weeks or so - I still had off and on nausea until the end though. The later part wasn't so bad though.
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