Pregnancy meltdown #2, again caused by my thyroid. I just got back my most recent thyroid test results, and they aren’t good. After waiting not-so-patiently for 6 weeks for my increased dose to kick in, I had my doctor (OB) test it again at my last visit. Interestingly, she wasn’t even concerned about checking it and wanted to wait another MONTH! Um, red flag????? Anyways, I found out this afternoon that my TSH levels again cam back high. Even higher than last time, actually, at 7.5. (Sorry about the numbers, basically that means that my thyroid is not producing enough thyroid hormone. So high TSH=Low Thyroid. By the way, “normal” TSH should be somewhere between 0.5 and 2.)
So of course, I have spent the last hour or so on the internet, learning that untreated or undertreated Hypothyroidism greatly increases the risk of 2nd trimester miscarriages (great. just when I thought I was past the greatest risk), preterm birth, low IQ and developmental delays, etc….. I am worrying myself sick! If there is anyone out there who has made it safely through a pregnancy with Hypothyroidism, I sure could use some encouragement right now!
Tomorrow I will start on an increased dose of Synthroid. I am also going to try to schedule an appointment with an actual Endocrinologist since my OB doesn’t seem all that concerned about my Hypothyroidism. Please pray that my thyroid levels will normalize and that I will be able to get in to see the specialist in a timely manner. Last time I called, she had a year-long waiting list for new patients without a referral, but maybe since I am pregnant I can get priority? Or maybe I can talk my OB into referring me even though she doesn’t seem to think anything is wrong? Hopefully!
I am such a worried mess right now.