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Old 09-08-2004, 07:14 PM   #3
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Re: Need Advice!! Calling All Experts

No expert here....just another Graves patient.

But here's my two cents....Our thyroid levels go up in the first trimester because the baby is dependent on the mom for their thyroid hormone. Pregnancy is a known trigger for thyroid disorders. I know that you are miserable, but I think you might need to wait it out until you at least get into the 2nd trimester...that is when the baby's thyroid will form and begin functioning on it's own.
Dx Graves 4/99, tx w/Tapazole & Atenolol - Remission 7/03; Relapse 1/06, back on Tapazole, remission & off meds again 11/06.

Last edited by K9Mom; 09-08-2004 at 07:16 PM.