I got the call that I could potentially be hyperthyroid, mine is testing a bit over 9, 5 being the norm.... I have a referral in to see an Endocronologist. From what I've read, whacky TSH levels are normal during pregnancy (although I didn't have this problem with my other two pregnancies). I just wanted to see if you other ladies had this experience and what the outcome was. I'm going in for further bloodwork tomorrow then to the specialist in about 10 days or so... No cause for worry is what I'm being told.
It explains my ravenous appetite and sleepless nights... the symptoms of hyperthyroid and pregnancy are so similar! Again though, with my past pregnancies I didn't have much more than morning sickness in the first trimester and now it's happening so soon!
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I know you must be terrified but try not to stress too much about it, it sure won't help. Keep on taking your pills as recommended by your doctor and keep on having the thyroid hormone levels checked every 4 weeks. With both my miscarriages I started bleeding at around 6 weeks, so as long as you are not bleeding, you shouldn't worry about miscarriage. (And they say about half the women who have some kind of bleeding during pregnancy go on to have a healthy baby, so even that doesn't necessarily mean anything's wrong). If you do start bleeding, though, go on and have an ultrasound to check that the baby is fine.
I wish you all the best with your baby. I'm now 21 weeks pregnant and my Levothyroxine dose is up to 125mcg on weekdays and double that on weekends. I'm feeling good and have finally stopped worrying about this pregnancy.
Thanks a lot 4 ur reply. m bit relieved. i hope i dnt have any problem with high TSH. i want to ask u wht was ur TSH level this time whn u conceived and when did u start medicine? were ur last miscarriages related to high TSH? if so,, were u not taking edication at dat time.
If you look at the post 19 in this forum, you'll see more about my past history with TSH levels and pregnancy.
I have just found out, after of years of begging doctors to help me, that my TSH level is ungodly high. I finally found a doctor that would listen, but he is a Neurologist. He ran every test he could, and late last night the nurse called me cause my TSH was so high, she gave me the numbers, at first i didn't have a clue as of what they meant. I however knew it was way to high, my TSH level is 268.368 and she told me it was suppose to be .5 she told me I needed to get to my PCP and get to a endo asap. The problem is we have had a snow storm, and the offices have been closed. We called his nurse today she said she tried to fax them my numbers today but no one was there. Im kind of panicked because i know that is way to high, i went from being barely 120 to 240 in just a couple of years. I kept telling them i wasn't eating, but there reply was always well your eating something. They wouldn't even do a blood test, the Neurologist was the first one to even run any lab on me. My pcp didn't even send me to him, the only reason i got in was a friend of his knew my mom, and he agreed to see me. Over the years i have had such problems, its gotten to the point i can't even shop for me and my kids, i have no energy, have a very hard time sleeping, my face is always bright red, i have been wheezing for months, and i flat out feel like i can't breath, and that's just the tip of it. Im so irritated this has went on this long, i have changed doctors 3 times, but im always getting blown off. Even when my mom rushed me to the ER cause my right side went completely numb and i fell face first into a wall, nearly missing the window. I'm wondering if there is anything i can do to help get my TSH down, some kind of home remedy or something. Even tho i was so relieved to find out something was actually wrong with me, cause was so sick of hearing it was all in my head, now im a bit panicked. well thanks i'm looking for any advice and feeling miserable.
I know your post is since 2011 but was glad to read that pcp are good. i am reffered to endo by my ob but the one they reccomend is not under my insurance. meantime i was confident in my pcp watching my tsh and adjusting my synthroid.
am i right?