Friday, February 19, 2010

Low Thyroid


So I get a call from my OB blood work came back and my thyroid is low.  They want me to see an endocrinologist to get it checked out.  What does this mean? 

I made the appt for March 3, but I really want to get it checked out now.  Of course if they thought it was an emergency, they would tell me to come in immediately, right?  And I'm going to that fetal specialist on Tuesday for the NT screening so maybe he can ease my mind.

From what I've read, it's fairly common, but gone untreated can lead to poor brain development.  Dr. Oz's book said it could be a cause of miscarriage, but it was on a list of dozens of things that could potentially cause miscarriage and I think what it actually said is that when women have repeated miscarriages, one of the things they look at is thyroid so that not the same thing really.  You know that I don't like reading that word "miscarriage" though.  Ugh.

I'm not freaking out...I just wish someone would tell me "oh, that happens all the time, it's not a big deal"  So would someone out there just tell me that please?  You can lie, I don't mind.


  1. Oh this is no big deal at all!!!!! (I have no idea what I'm talking about, but I'll pray for you sweetie!!!!) I'm sure everything will be ok otherwise I imagine your doc would have make it seem more urgent.

  2. Tracey...don't worry because I am sure they have been testing your thyroid all along which means they caught it rather quickly. It's very common for women to have low Thyroid when they get pregnant so they will probably throw you on some synthroid and all will be well. I am not going to say it's no big deal, because if its not caught it can be a problem, however for you, it's no big deal because they caught it!!xoxoxoxox

  3. I am sure that if they were really concerned, they would definitely want you seen before March. I'm with Kim- I bet they have been testing it all along and if need be, you may need some sort of medication to regulate it. Maybe that is why you are so so tired all of a sudden-- I mean much more than before, right?

    More prayers your way...

  4. I wouldn't worry too much about your thyroid being low. They found it very quickly and you will be addressing it right away. There are lots of pregnant women out there with hypothyroid or hyperthyroid who need to take meds to help keep their levels normal, but the amount of these meds always needs to be tinkered with, meaning sometimes they have high or low levels. As long as it's not a chronic issue and you are getting it addressed I wouldn't panic. I know it must be nerve-wracking, but I really think they will re-test you and either a) it will be normal, or b) you will get some small amount of meds to boost it a little. Hang in there ...

  5. If it was a big deal they would've had you come right in. Don't stress. I'm sure it happens all the time and women go on to have happy health babies. It will all be fine.

  6. My doctor changed me from the newer type thyroid medication I was taking to porcine tablet supplements as my T2 needed help and the other medication didn't do it. I am now feeling much better, have lost a little weight and am back to working out, walking and in general enjoying life