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#1 of 3 Old 02-24-2009, 05:03 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi everyone,
I am really worried right now and thought I'd run it by everyone and see what you think.

I have been having my thyroid monitored throughout my pregnancy (b/c of pre-existing issues) and my first two tests were fine (well within acceptable range). That was at around 5 weeks and again around 8-9 weeks.

I just had it retested (I am now in my 16th week) and, all of a sudden, my tsh is SUPER high (meaning I am "hypo" or underactive). The tsh is 12.64 and normally during pregnancy that should be under 3 at the most.

I checked online and saw horrifying statistics about low IQ and neurological issues in babies of moms with "hypothyroid" problems during pregnancy. I am upping my dosage later today but...???!!!!!

Does anyone know anything more about this? Or have a similar experience?

Thanks for your input!
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The thyroid numbers are so confusing to me. But mine is underactive as well. Never off enough to go on Rx. But I am taking thyroid support suppliments from Standard Labs. If you want the names of them pm me. Have you had an adrenal stress index taken? It is possible that your adrenal gland is not functioning properly either. Once I started on the support pills- it made me into a new person!

Oh- btw- I was finally diagnosed in late pregnancy...

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Take a deep breath, mama.
You've been taking your meds properly, and I'm assuming you've been feeling okay (no overt symptoms). I think the problems come with *untreated* (or very poorly managed) hypo rather than "My need for thyroid hormone went up, I'm upping my med" hypo. Try not to stress too much.
As pp said, thyroid problems often go hand in hand with adrenal fatigue so I would consider adding some adrenal support if only to better utilize your available thyroid hormone.
If you're very worried, call your OB or MW. I'm sure they will reassure you that everything is just fine.

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