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Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Pregnancy- Help!!!
By balletmunky
On Fri Dec 16, 2011 09:38 PM

OK- now, I am 13 weeks pg and have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. My TSH levels have become close to normalised (although still a bit high) after some treatments from the naturopath. My Free T4 is just normal, Thyroglobulin is fine but then Thyroid Peroxidase is hugely high.

Now, the GP was keen to just whack me on hormone treatments and I am really happy to do so seeing I have tried to normalise everything in other ways first. However, I just had another test for these to see what's going on as well as some other stuff.

It's apparently not gestational as the results suggest I've had it for a while.

Any advice from you all?

I just am very anxious about this and really want a normal healthy baby :(

A.

3 Replies to Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Pregnancy- Help!!!

re: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Pregnancy- Help!!!
By kinsidhe
On Tue Dec 20, 2011 07:37 AM
Hi,

First: Congratulations on your baby to be!

I am not a medical expert by any means so these are just my thoughts and you can take them or leave them as seems appropriate to you.

I have Hashimoto's as well and though I am not pregnant I can understand why you would feel worried about it. That being said, I dont think there is a huge cause for concern here. The nice thing about the hormone replacement for hashimoto's is you are only replacing in your body what you body would normally be making all on its own if it could. Having your Thyroid hormone levels at a more normal range will help all your metabolic functions that rely on them work ever so much better and that can only be -good- for your baby.

It is quite likely that once your levels are stabalised you are going to -feel- a whole lot better as well and that is going to be good for both you and your baby.

I would recommend, if you are concerned at all-please talk to your GP , talk with your obstetrician, and listen to your body.I would also recommend staying away from soy products because these can interfere with your thyroid function.

My best wishes to you.
re: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Pregnancy- Help!!!
By Theresamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:05 PM
Double check the inserts with the meds, if you'd planned to breast feed. I'm on some thyroid medicine, and it says several times over that you can't breast feed if you're on the meds, because it's a medication that passes through the breast milk (it's the same reason you can't take many cold medicines when you're breast feeding either.), so if you'd planned to, you might have to make your peace with being unable to. :/
re: Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Pregnancy- Help!!!
By balletmunky
On Tue Dec 27, 2011 05:46 PM
Hmm- thanks for the replies. I think I'm just going to see the latest test results and on the basis of those maybe see a specialist. I think you can breastfeed on some of the thyroid meds but just not sure which ones.

Kinsidhe- I am on a dairy free, low meat and soy free diet at the moment to help it stabilise, so hopefully that'll have some effect :)

However, still going to go to the specialist for peace of mind I think because all this stressing about it can't be good either.

A. xx

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