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underactive thyroid

angelsmomangelsmom
posted 1 decade 2 weeks ago
i have an underactive thyroid....apparantly. it was found about march/april last year.it was found whilst also being treated for depression. however i havent taken my thyroxine in over a year and show no signs of underactive thyroid.

i have never been called in to docs again and its nt on my notes for midwife to see/mention. i dont know whether to mention it to her as i dont want to be taking meds.do i tell her?

i do already have to take iron tablets which is early in pregnancy i know, but since ive had bloods taken last ive changed my diet alot to so dont take them that often.

i dont like puttin things in my system that i dont need, espesh when it may affect baby.


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kaykay
posted 1 decade 2 weeks ago
You should definitely raise it with your doctors and midwife. Thyroid hormone, in proper doses, is replacing something your body needs and if you haven‘t needed to take you medicine it means that chemical is missing.

You’ve probably had a blood test in the past to calculate the correct level of thyroxin you need. During pregnancy the level can fluctuate (The body does strange things when you get pregnant) so its important to have the level checked regularly. Doctor will probably want to do this each trimester. You may not be feeling symptoms the past year but its important to get it monitor to ensure you and your baby’s health is not affected in any way. Better to be safe than sorry.

K.x

hayley81hayley81
posted 1 decade 2 weeks ago
Hi hun im pregnant and also have an underactive thyroid i take 50 mcg of thyroxine daily and it wasnt on my notes either until i mentioned it, but i have to see the thyroid consultant on the 19th sept after my 1st scan as they like to monitor u through out pregnancy, i really think u should get it re checked with ur doctor and get it re diagnosed because u really should be taking medication if u have underactive thyroid, it can lead to lots of problems down the line if u just leave it the main one obesity and heart problems because of this, honestly hun please go get it rechecked and plz do mention it to ur midwife as they need to monitor through out ur preg.

BigMommaBigMomma
posted 1 decade 1 week ago
Hi there, I too have underactive thyroid and didnt want to take meds during pregnancy, but if you are needing it, it is so important that you take it, for the baby's sake as much as yours. I take 300mcgs a day and was monitored during pregnancy and afterwards as it really affects your levels if not monitored. If you havent taken it for a year has your GP asked for blood tests as normally when newly diagnosed you have quarterly bloods to get levels right?
Think of it as important as other meds, like if you were diabetic for example? Hope this helps x x

angelsmomangelsmom
posted 1 decade 1 week ago
ive never heard a thing from my docs. last time i had checks i was borderline, like 1 point of normal. and was only on 75mg of thyroxine. i dont feel like i need any meds. i didnt feel any different when i took them anyway.

my neck is no longer swollen i dont get headaches and am not puttin on weight, all symptoms have gone so i dont see the need as i dont want to end up with overactive.

anyway i saw mw the other day and didnt say anything, im happy with that and so is my oh.

teb24teb24
posted 9 years 11 months ago
Hi, had to join just to respond and try and persude you to let your m/w know about you thyroid condition. I am 39 weeks today and I have what is called Graves Disease which is an over active thyroid, I was on medication at the start of my pregnancy but was took off it as soon as we found out. My hormones have been worse than most through my pregnancy but apart from that I have been fine, I have four weekly blood tests just to monitor everything is okay. The problem for me is that approx. 6 weeks after birth my condition can come back ten fold (thyroid storm) but I have to say my consultant is really looking after me. I know how you feel about taking meds whilst pregnant (I won't even take gaviscon) but I was assured that the medication I was on would not hurt my baby, but then again I have been fortunate to of been taken off them. Good luck xxxx

Hayley_KevHayley_Kev
posted 9 years 11 months ago

angelsmom said:
anyway i saw mw the other day and didnt say anything, im happy with that and so is my oh.


i dont mean to sound harsh here but say something happened during your pregnancy or after,as a result to your ignorance to wether you do have an under-active thyroid? what would it hurt just to mention it - you may havenothing to worry about, but on the other hand,you could find out that by ignoring this you could make yourself and your unborn child alot worse! after all you are your babys only source of thyroid hormones at this point - your babys thyroid gland isnt fully functional until after 12 weeks of pregnancy. If you dont have sufficient thyroid hormones, you are at an increased risk of miscarriage, and your baby is at increased risk of developmental problems.

check out thisa website for more info http://www.thyroid-info.com/articles/pregnancy.htm

bunnigirlbunnigirl
posted 9 years 11 months ago
just give it a quick mention hunni and they can advise you the rest
xxx

hayley81hayley81
posted 9 years 11 months ago

hayley81 said:
Hi hun im pregnant and also have an underactive thyroid i take 50 mcg of thyroxine daily and it wasnt on my notes either until i mentioned it, but i have to see the thyroid consultant on the 19th sept after my 1st scan as they like to monitor u through out pregnancy, i really think u should get it re checked with ur doctor and get it re diagnosed because u really should be taking medication if u have underactive thyroid, it can lead to lots of problems down the line if u just leave it the main one obesity and heart problems because of this, honestly hun please go get it rechecked and plz do mention it to ur midwife as they need to monitor through out ur preg.

Mine has already been upped to 75mcg and im only 14 weeks they reckon by the end it will be even higher because ya thyroide works harder during preg and get bigger or summin along those lines but i have to have 3 weekly blood tests through out.

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