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Advice. Thyroid.

(6 Posts)
Emilyjane11 Sat 10-Jan-15 18:10:27

Hi ladies,

Need some advice. I am 14 weeks pregnant and before I found out I had gone to my doctor to discuss trying for a baby (little did I know I was already pregnant) because I have a BMI of 35 we discussed me losing weight and she made an appointments for me to have my bloods done to check diabetes, thyriod and cholestral. I knew i was pregnant by the time I went for my bloods and had had my booking in appointments. All all came back fine a part from my thyriod, when I called for the results the receptionist said my thyriod one had been sent to my midwife to check. I rang her and she said she hadn't got anything yet but would check them and call me if she needed me to pop in.

I never heard so didn't think anything of it, until, I went to my doctor last Friday with a rash all over my boobs and stomach (still there and not related to any thyroid problem, I dont think :|) the doctor mentioned again that I would need my thyroid checking again in March.

Anyway to cut a long story short I have been looking up why I have been so freezing cold all the time the past few weeks and its flagged up that its a symptom of a thyroid problem. Im now a bit worried there is something wrong but no one has called me or scheduled an appointment, and I was under the impression that the midwife would call me if there was an issue.

Ive heard it can cause low IQ and poor mobility issues in babies. Do you reckon I should call my midwife on Monday or just chill out and wait until I see her?

I dont know whether someone has missed something here or whether im being daft.

Sorry if that didn't make much sense!!

jaminthemiddle Sat 10-Jan-15 18:34:57

I would definitely ensure you get it checked out properly. I have an underactive thyroid and was on medication before I fell pregnant. But even so, they have upped the dose each pregnancy (currently 28 weeks with my third) and I'm under consultant care at the hospital, with a blood test every 4 weeks.

I actually know very little about the effects on a baby if a problem is left untreated - something I should probably have done a bit more research into - but I do think it's something worse chasing. Hopefully someone more clued up than me will come along soon!

Emilyjane11 Sat 10-Jan-15 18:44:28

Haha no thank you thats helped. I will call midwife on Monday xx

Lulu3108 Sat 10-Jan-15 20:39:38

U need to be referred to a specialist - an endocrinologist.

All your symptoms write down and keep notes of. If you midwives won't refer you then your GP will.

Thyroid wrecks havoc on your hormones causing all sorts of symptoms, I have problems with my pituitary gland as well everything that is normal I tell the doctor straight away and my specialist!


cococandyfloss Sat 10-Jan-15 20:47:46

I have an underactive Thyroid and they automatically up your dosage when you are pregnant. I think the baby can't produce its own thyroxine in the first stages so that's why you need to make sure your levels are adequate.
I was diagnosed after my first pregnancy and the doctor advised me to make sure my levels were checked and at certain number (sorry I am being a bit vague here) before I tried again. So definitely worth chasing up and getting some advise. Will make you feel better too!

Emilyjane11 Sun 11-Jan-15 07:37:07

Thank you ladies xxxx

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