Hello Irys! It's nice to see someone from the thyroid forums
. I'm currently 10 weeks pregnant and I was just starting treatment when I became pregnant (I ovulated a week earlier than expected and well...here I am
). So my hypothyroidism wasn't controlled at all. I'm doing better but my FT4 is still too low; hoping to get it up to optimal levels by 15 weeks.
The time to worry with pregnancy and hypoT is if you are untreated, under treated or have thyroid antibodies (which I just found out I have). Apparently the first two can cause problems with baby's intellectual development (among other mental development things) and the last can attack fetal and placental tissue just like it does the thyroid (at least that's their theory at this point).
Ideally you're FT4 will be in the upper third of the range. Studies show that many women will not carry a baby beyond 17 weeks if levels are below that range (I lost a baby at 17 weeks last November so that study was a bit of an eye-opener for me). Not sure if that's true across the board though.
It's been difficult physically for me trying to get my thyroid under control while pregnant. It seems like a losing battle sometimes but things are going well (heard baby's heartbeat this week
) so I'm encouraged.
I go for another blood draw Wednesday to see how the meds are working. I think I need an increase since I'm having a lot of joint/muscle pain and my hair is falling out again (I'm also cold!!). I'll be seeing an endo for the first time Aug. 11th. Hopefully she'll know more about this during pregnancy than my regular dr. who really knows nothing.
Please let me know how things go for you. You really have a better chance of carrying baby to term than not so I hope it goes really well for you.
Love and Prayers, Kelly