I am 14 weeks pregnant. At my last doctor visit he said my thyroid was a bit enlarged and ordered bloodwork. I just talked to my doctor and he said my thyroid level is a bit high (hyperthyroid). He does not want to treat me for fear that I will switch to hypothyroidism. He just told me to be aware of my heart rate (i.E. Palpatations) my doc seems really laid back about it but i'm wondering if he is just acting cool about it so I won't stress out. I have read really bad things about it. Should I be worried? Is there any self help measures I can take?
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replied July 26th, 2006
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Hey there, i'm opposite of you..I have hypothyroidism. Mine was not brought on by pregnancy however and I was diagnosed last october. I wouldn't get to worked up about it as long as its not too elevated. And i'm sure if it was he would have taken more caution about the situation. When they were diagnosing me they at first thought I had hyper and told me how it can suddenly speed up my heart rate with me not realizing and if it got bad enough I could have cardiac arrest, however thats in extreme cases. I would listen to your doctor for now, if treating could cause you to turn hypo you wouldnt want that to happen. Its just not a very fun path. With hypo i'm always tired, moody, depressed at times, and the list goes on...Not to mention i'm on daily medication for the rest of my life. Sorry if this doesn't help but just keep on eye on it and you shall be fine. Best wishes!
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