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Over active Thyroid..PLEASE HELP
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sylasmommy0406 posted:
I am 12 weeks pregnant with my second child. My blood tests came back that my thyroid is over active. I have severe morning sickness and have lost 20 pounds. Can anyone tell me what to do. I was taking medication for it but im too scared to after reading all the side effects but I have been reading about what my thyroid can do to my baby. PLEASE someone help ease my mind
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Anon_6061 responded:
Hormone changes (puberty, pregnancy, menopause) can affect thyroid hormone production. So women who didn't need thyroid meds before may need them and vice versa. And for those already on thyroid meds, the dosage may need to be altered during these times of hormonal changes. Not being properly medicated for thyroid problems (hypo or hyper) can cause problems for the baby. It's not the meds themselves that cause the problems.

Your doctor should be monitoring your thyroid medication efficacy throughout your pregnancy.
 
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sylasmommy0406 replied to Anon_6061's response:
The medicine was making me very ill..to the point i was hospitalized. But i am starting new medications today. Do you know how soon it can affect the baby? Is there anything i can do extra????
 
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Anon_6061 replied to sylasmommy0406's response:
I don't know. You should check with your doctor.


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