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Old 06-12-2003, 07:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
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This is my third time around, just 5 weeks along, and I have been feeling cold from time to time. What is this about?? Thyroid? Blood sugar? I appreciate any information you midwives may have.
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Old 06-13-2003, 01:19 AM
 
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It is possible that it could be your thyroid. Are you normally hypthyroid or boderline hypothyroid? I am, and know from experience that you can become quickly more hypo at the beginning of pregnancy. I had to adjust my medication at 5 weeks (and beyond..). It might be worth getting checked out.
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Thank you thank you so much for responding!! I was really concerned about this today, and my midwife is out of town. I'm taking a natural supplement that simply supports the thyroid. I went down in my dose when I got pregnant, just to be safe, but that could be some of the problem. I focused today on eating and drinking enough, and taking it easy and I had a much better day. I'll call my midwife Monday and see if I can get in to have it checked. I just hope baby is okay until then. I'm feeling normal now at least, thank goodness. We'll see how the day goes tomorrow.
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I would definitely get checked, if you are normally hypothyroid. It is so important to maintain proper thyroid levels for pregnancy. I don't want to alarm you, but being hypo can, in some cases cause miscarraige, and there are studies about IQ and hypothyroidism. If you are concerned about the supplement, consider taking armour thyroid (if needed) during your pregnancy. I speak from experience. Best of luck!
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