Thursday, January 19, 2012

My thyroid hates me...

I hate my thyroid, and my thyroid hates me! I had finally gotten the whole thyroid thingy under control right before I got pregnant. My numbers were great, I was just taking the Levothyroxin 75mcg. After a few months my OB checked my numbers and it was a little low, but nothing to be concerned about. It's normal for your thyroid to change when your pregnant, so no concerns. He changed my medication to 100mcg. Well, we had it checked again and now my numbers are very very low, to the point where my OB is concerned enough to send me to a specialist.
I was seeing a specialist in NV, but since we moved I was just seeing my regular Dr M. He's an idiot, so I didn't want to stay with him. My OB isn't concerned about the baby, but he doesn't know why my numbers are so low. My T4 is fine, but my T3 is low. He's just an OB so I'm not sure what this means and how much I should be worried. He told me to continue on the medication I'm on now and see what the specialist says.
I can't get in to see the specialist until Tuesday! I really don't want to wait that long. I've been doing a lot of reading on the subject of my thyroid and pregnancy, and it seems that everything should be ok for the baby. After 10 weeks the baby starts making her own thyroid hormones, but still relies on mine. It's normal for your thyroid to change, and from what I've read if you are supplementing your thyroid then even if it's not right on track the baby won't suffer. It's only a problem if you have an undiagnosed thyroid problem.
But still, I'm worried. Like I need anymore to worry about! ARGH!!! So, any prayers would be great that everything works out, and the baby is fine.


Sew said...

Oh goodness! I just realized who you were! LOL My brain, it's fried! Congratulations on your pregnancy! I'm so happy for you!!!

Well, it sounds like your body is not converting any of that T4 only med into T3. I would be interested to see what your reverse is as well.....

Most hypo patients can not convert the T4 into T3.

Do you feel like crap?

I have raised my thyroid meds by 50% and I'm only 10 weeks.... ;)

That synthroid is for the birds. :(

"All in His Perfect Timing" said...

I take the Levothyroxin 75 mcg as well as T3. I have no clue really about the thyroid, but perhaps you could ask about taking both meds?
Praying that your doc will get you dosed up and your level back to normal in no time!

Hebrews 11:1 said...

I'll leave all the thyroid advice to Sew. :) Hope it all gets straightened out!

Suzie-Q T-Pie said...

Thanks Sew! yeah, I am interested to see what the new doc says about it all, and what is prescribed. I don't feel too bad actually. A little more tired and my face is breaking out more, but it's like that could also be realated to just my normal pregnancy hormones. Agh! who knows!
Well Congrats on your new one! :)