31, Pregnant,and no thyroid.

31, Pregnant,and no thyroid.
posted by sammiprincess
Fri, Dec 2 2011


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I had thyroid cancer in 2007, thus it was removed. I was wondering if someone could tell my how often should my TSH levels be taken now that I am pregnant. I'm a little worried. The doctor doesn't want to send me for blood work yet. I'm on 200mg of generic of Synthroid. I've been still charting my temps in hopes that will give me a sign that something is wrong.

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fairymist12 wrote re: 31, Pregnant,and no thyroid.
on Fri, Dec 2 2011 10:27 AM

You should be tested as soon as you find out you're prego from what my endocrinologist says.  I had thyroid cancer in 2003 and had mine removed along w/RAI treatment.  Also you should be being testing every 3-5weeks after to make sure you and your baby are getting enough thyroid hormone.  I would se an endocrinologist for this i/o your OB as they often don't specialize in thyroid issues.  Some women need a lot more thyroid hormone and some will be fine w/the amount they've been taking  all along.  It's vital that you speak up and get the proper thyroid care for you and your baby.  You can friend me if you'd like.  GL!

fairymist12 wrote re: 31, Pregnant,and no thyroid.
on Fri, Dec 2 2011 11:04 AM

And it's nice to hear another thyroid cancer survivor getting pregnant!  :)

azpooch wrote re: 31, Pregnant,and no thyroid.
on Fri, Dec 2 2011 1:26 PM

I agree with PP. You need to have your blood work tested as soon as possible. My close friend has to have it tested routinely since her surgery and now that you are pregnant, I wouldn't take any chances luv. Again, I a so very very happy for you. Take good care of yourself.

fairymist12 wrote re: 31, Pregnant,and no thyroid.
on Fri, Dec 2 2011 3:31 PM

Forgot to add that a good range for fertility is 1.0-2.0 TSH w/most RE's.  Let us know what the dr says.  

sammiprincess wrote re: 31, Pregnant,and no thyroid.
on Fri, Dec 2 2011 5:17 PM

okay

CrissiMcB wrote re: 31, Pregnant,and no thyroid.
on Sat, Apr 28 2012 10:16 AM

This chart gives me hope. I was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis with a goiter and several nodules... TSH level of 1.69 from 11! So to see that you are pregnant makes me feel SO much better to know it IS possible :)

fairymist12 wrote re: 31, Pregnant,and no thyroid.
on Sat, Apr 28 2012 6:32 PM

@CrissiMcB, I got prego w/my DD at age 35 when I had Hashimoto's thyroiditis.  I was treated w/Synthroid and Cytomel combo of T3/T4 and was tracked every few months to make sure all was well and she's a healthy baby girl, now 9 yo.  I'm hoping for #2 and am older now.