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Thyroid Issues?

Does anyone else on here have thyroid issues? My RE tested my TSH yesterday and it came back higher than last time (just above 4). 
Married: 10/13/2013
TTC #1: Mirena removed 5/26/2015; DH - normal SA, me - diagnosed with PCOS 8/4/2016 - on Metformin; BFP - 10/29/2016!!!, EDD - 7/8/2017; DD born 6/29/2017

Re: Thyroid Issues?

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    Good morning. Yes, I have Hashimoto's which causes elevated tsh. I've been on meds for years but once you get pregnant the tsh goes up and so would the amount of meds for it. Did your doc provide you w synthroid, or refer you to an endocrinologist? It's important to be on meds to keep the level where it should be. My dr wants mine under 2.5 which I believe is what's overall recommended for pregnant women. 


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    I was referred to an endocrinologist. My PCP didn't want to refer me before I was KU because my number was less than 4. *cue eye roll* Now that my number was above 4 (specifically 4.11) yesterday, my RE is pretty much adamant that I get into one ASAP. I have to admit, I'm scared, especially since the one the RE's office refers everyone to has no openings until December. I'm trying another one to see if I can get in ASAP.
    Married: 10/13/2013
    TTC #1: Mirena removed 5/26/2015; DH - normal SA, me - diagnosed with PCOS 8/4/2016 - on Metformin; BFP - 10/29/2016!!!, EDD - 7/8/2017; DD born 6/29/2017
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    You have the right instinct.  Also try to get an endo who is well versed in tsh and pregnancy. Did you tell the office he referred you to that you're pregnant and need to be seen asap? Keep calling others if they won't accommodate you but it's important to get on meds. 4 is not sooo bad you don't need to panic but don't wait for December either bc it will be more elevated at that point.


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    I did...and that didn't change anything. In fact, they were very reticent to accept me at all since I'm newly pregnant. I don't think my RE is going to be happy about that since she wasn't yesterday when I told her they told me nothing until January.
    Yeah, I don't want to wait. I want to get this taken care of so it's something less to worry about. I'm already a ball of worry since it's my very first pregnancy and it took so long to get KU because none of my doctor's believed me when I said something else was wrong with my system besides me being fat.
    Married: 10/13/2013
    TTC #1: Mirena removed 5/26/2015; DH - normal SA, me - diagnosed with PCOS 8/4/2016 - on Metformin; BFP - 10/29/2016!!!, EDD - 7/8/2017; DD born 6/29/2017
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    Maybe your RE can find someone who will take you?? Keep pushing girl! You know your body and it sucks but sometimes we have to push a lot to get what we need. Sounds like you have it under control so I'm sure you'll get an appointment somewhere soon. I ended up switching Endos a few months ago and had to get pretty loud with the lady on the phone and suddenly it went from a two month wait to a week. I still feel bad I had to get a bit boisterous on the phone to make that happen but I was glad to get the appointment! 


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    Yes and no. My thyroid likes to be a pain in the a$$ sometimes. The few times I've had it checked, it was higher or lower than it should be but I was never put on medication because it always corrected itself within a couple weeks.
    Me:28 | DH: 28
    Married: 07-2014
    TTC #1: Since November 2015
    Restarted TTC "count" Oct. 2016
         due to previous issues.
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    BFP: 11/4/2016
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    I was diagnosed hypo during my first pregnancy.  During pregnancy my doctor checks TSH levels every 4-6 weeks to make sure they say under 2.5.  
    I would do everything possible to see someone as soon as possible.  Not sure how it works in the states but in Canada my family doctor prescribes my Synthroid, no need for an endo.  Maybe your family doctor can get you started?
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    francinek-2francinek-2 member
    edited November 2016
    Just found out that I have hashimoto's. I'm 8wks and OB said not to worry about it until my levels come back from my initial blood work that I'm scheduled for at 11wks. She made it sound like it's not a big deal until later on.... now reading this thread I'm thinking it's a bigger deal than she made it seem!!
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    FrancineK said:
    Just found out that I have hashimoto's. I'm 8wks and OB said not to worry about it until my levels come back from my initial blood work that I'm scheduled for at 11wks. She made it sound like it's not a big deal until later on.... now reading this thread I'm thinking it's a bigger deal than she made it seem!!
    Baby depends on your thyroid until around 13 weeks when their thyroid starts functioning. The reccomendation for  anyone is to have a TSH between 3 and .03. 
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    Ok, now this is weird. My RE did the full thyroid panel and my TSH came back at 2.86. This was 2 days after the 4.11 result. I am going to the endocrinologist this coming Tuesday because I have no clue what my body is doing. Apparently, it wants to make me CRAZY!
    Married: 10/13/2013
    TTC #1: Mirena removed 5/26/2015; DH - normal SA, me - diagnosed with PCOS 8/4/2016 - on Metformin; BFP - 10/29/2016!!!, EDD - 7/8/2017; DD born 6/29/2017
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    I worry about my thyroid all.the.time. Levels are important in the first trimester. My endo upped my dose but now I found out I'm having twins so I'm afraid it skyrocketed!
    @FrancineK who diagnosed you with hashimotos? Whoever found out you levels are high should send you to an endocrinologist who specializes in this. The endo would be the one who keeps an eye on your levels and not the ob (though you can request the ob check your levels, they should still be sent to the endo). 


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    I will definitely be contacting my OB on Monday. I have tests from a year ago where my levels were 4.49 for TSH and my thyroglobulin antibody was 2.0. Thank you for all the info!
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    I am in Graves remission and have been since September. I have my first visit on Monday and am anticipating them telling me I gave to get tested every month. Hopefully this pregnancy doesn't trigger my Graves again...
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    I have hypothyroidism and hashimotos disease too. I've been seeing an endocrinologist for almost a year now. He titrated my medication until my levels were in target range and now I've been taking the same dose for a few months. I believe as long as the disease is being controlled, pregnancy won't be affected. 
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