Posts by babysomeday
|Pregnancy & Parenting||Did you have a high TSH level during your pregnancy?!||Feb 18 2009
Thanks flgirl and jennymac1! You're support is much appreciated. Yes, I am now on medication and I am going to go for blood tests this week to see if my TSH is decreasing. The scary matter about the whole thing is how much I know about the effects of thyroid problems on the developing fetus. My medical doctor assured me that having a high TSH (normal .5-5...mine was 16) and normal T3, T4 levels is perfectly fine during pregnancy. If this is such a common occurrence, how does my doctor and my gyno overlook these blood tests. The lab tech was the only one who said she was very very worried for me and my pregnancy. It's more disappointing than anything. Although, I am happy to say that I'm sure the blood tests will be better this week. And at least we don't have a hard time conceiving (that was our first try!!) so there is hope! A lot of hope!
|Pregnancy & Parenting||Did you have a high TSH level during your pregnancy?!||Feb 11 2009
I'd like to say thank you to flgirl first of all for posting this question. Also, I would like to thank jslmom for giving me hope. I just miscarried. My TSH was 16. The lab technician was more concerned for me than my doctor or my gyno. My doctor said he didn't call me back about the blood tests because he said I would be fine, I'm healthy with everything else. My gyno said I can just try again and I should be better next time. I was very sad and mad about the whole thing. I think I am very healthy overall: I exercise regularly, I don't take medication, I eat healthy, etc. My mother had hypothyroidism that was undiagnosed for years. Now she's had her thyroid removed and is on medication for life. I just hope that I can bring my TSH down so that when we try again for a baby, it will survive. I really believe that the only reason we had a miscarriage was because of the high level of TSH. I'm very upset about my doctors' unresponsiveness to this problem while I was pregnant. However, if you were able to bring your TSH down and have a healthy baby boy, I am excited that a baby is in our future too!
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