Patient Comments: Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy - Diagnosis

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Were you diagnosed with hypothyroidism while pregnant? If so, what challenges did it present? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Allie, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 25

I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism during a routine blood test early in my pregnancy. My doctor said pregnancy plays havoc with hormones and hopefully everything will settle and right itself by the end of the first trimester. As a result, I'm not medicated; instead, I'm scheduled for a follow up blood test to see if things have changed in six weeks. But everything I'm reading online suggests this should be dealt with now, and isn't as minor as my doctor made it seem. Perhaps I should be pushing this.

Comment from: Zoha , 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 12

I can't understand why TSH level increases as pregnancy advances; even when we take tablets for hypothyroidism.

Comment from: jms, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 06

In 94' I found out that something was wrong with my thyroid (neck bulged out), I cannot remember in detail exactly as I was young at the time. I took 8 pills (not sure what kind) before I underwent radiation treatment to determine if I would be off the pills or not. It is now 2013, I take levothyroxine, I have three children 12, 11 and 6. All are normal and bright kids. I take medications as directed by the doctor, for instance, 30 minutes before I eat breakfast. When I thought it would be ok to skip a pill here and there, I gradually got weak. So it's best to keep up with the medications and not let it get you lazy.

Comment from: filipalopescardoso, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: August 28

Hi, I have 22 and I am pregnant for the 1st time. I have Hashimoto's Thyroid disease. And at the moment I'am 4 weeks pregnant. I am really worried at the moment. Is to often on this conditions to have a miscarriage? Thanks

Comment from: sakshi, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 17

I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism at 28 weeks of pregnancy. Does it affect my fetus? I'd like to know if I should undergo a test to know if hypothyroidism will affect my baby and if there are any precautions I should take.

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