Hypothyroidism???

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Re : Hypothyroidism???

Postby isabella » Fri Sep 19, 2008 08:21 pm

Hi.

I too was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism after HELLP and severe preeclampsia. I am taking Synthroid which is a hormone replacement. I have been taking synthroid for more than one year, the doctor said I have to take it for life. I hope your doctor gives you the treatment you need and you start feeling better.

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Re : Hypothyroidism???

Postby bellemama » Tue Sep 16, 2008 08:10 pm

Thanks, Caryn -- actually, they are puzzled because my levels don't match what they should be with this problem. They were somewhat surprised to find this, as they had pretty much decided I really have a pituitary problem. So we'll see...

Either way, it does sort of explain some things.

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Re : Hypothyroidism???

Postby caryn » Sun Sep 14, 2008 12:00 am

(not to hijack the thread, but)

Val! They figured it out?? I'm so pleased to hear that!

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Re : Hypothyroidism???

Postby bellemama » Sun Sep 14, 2008 09:00 am

I just found out that I have multinodular toxic goiter, and probably had it before my pg (I couldn't figure out why my son is 8 months old and I feel worse, not better!) I know my TSH used to be on the high side, before my first son was born.

I've had 10 pgs and born only 2 children, so a history of m/c...I wonder how many were due to my thyroid? And I had HELLP/PE/PIH with both pgs...

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Re : Hypothyroidism???

Postby kim » Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:06 pm

I, too, found out (after P/E and HELLP) that I have Grave's and Hashimoto's Diseases (both associated with hypothyroidism). Hopefully you will get on some replacement hormone soon and be feeling much better!

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Re : Hypothyroidism???

Postby alviarin » Sun Sep 07, 2008 08:15 pm

Hi, and welcome to the forums. I’m a hypothyroid gal myself.

Hypothyroidism is a risk factor for preeclampsia. Here's a link to an Ask The Experts response (from a member of our Medical Board) on thyroid/PE connection you may be interested in: http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18419

If you look at the studies of pregnancy outcome and hypothyroidism, the incidence of pre-eclampsia is much higher for those women who were overtly or even sub-clinically hypothyroid before conceiving. (If you are interested you can see a summary of some study findings at http://www.thyroidmanager.org/Chapter14/14-frame.htm -click PRIMARY HYPOTHYROIDISM in the left frame and then scroll down to table 6 in the right frame)

However one study found that even among pregnant women with treated hypothyroidism, their incidence of hypertension and pre-eclampsia was higher than that of the control group (2.3% vs. 1.2% and 4.3% vs. 2.6%)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/quer ... t=Abstract

It is recommended that TSH should be brought to <= 2.5 mIU/L pre-conception. More frequent thyroid monitoring is necessary during pregnancy, and most hypothyroid women require their thyroid meds upped roughly 30-50% during early pregnancy.
http://www.guideline.gov/summary/summar ... +pregnancy

My endocrinologist actually prefers getting the TSH below 2 mIU/L pre-conception, perhaps because most people without thyroid problems have a TSH between 1-2 mIU/L.

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Hypothyroidism???

Postby amayasmom » Sun Sep 07, 2008 06:15 pm

I just went to a Peri for a pre-conception appointment. Turns out he saw me while I was in the hospital when I had PE/HELLP. I didn't remember him at all. The mag clouded my mind so much. Anyway, he said I have a 50% chance of having it again. He ordered additional blood work. So far no underlying conditions have shown up.

Then I went to a seperate doctors appt. for something else and my Dr. had ordered some bloodwork. The bloodwork came back saying I have Hypothyroidism. I don't think it was too much higher than normal, but it was still not normal. So I did some research and found right on Mayo Clinic's website that Hypothyroidism can cause PE!!! Does anyone have this or know any more about this?


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