Just Found Out IíM Pregnant But Have Graves - Please Help.Pregnancy Graves disease hyperthyroid thyroid eye disease
Posted 10 January 2018 - 03:26 AM
Well I was diagnosed with Graves December 2016. I am 27 years old and after some advise if possible. After struggling to get my thyroid levels controlled with medication throughout the past year I was referred to the ENT dept for a total thyroidectomy in October. I am still on the waiting list and actually have an appointment with the surgeon today...
My Endocrinogist advised me not to try for a baby- despite my Husband and I being desperate for one, as it could end up in miscarriage due to my levels being so all over the place. It wasnt planned but it happened and I just found out I am now pregnant. I spoke to my endo yesterday and he sounded positive and is referring me to an antenatal endo team.
I was looking /hoping to speak to some people who have had healthy pregnancies and babies and if you could maybe offer me a little bit or comfort that it might be okay. Im just really worried my disease will be passed onto the baby or I will get extremely poorly again. At the moment Im feeling well (no constant sweating or anxiousness and I feel finally my levels are okay.)
I am currently taking PTU (switched from Carbimazole yesterday when he found out)
Hope somebody can help, thankyou for reading,
Posted 10 January 2018 - 12:02 PM
Congrats on the pregnancy.
It is important to keep thyroid levels of the Free T4 as high as possible into the upper third lab reference range and the Free T3 at the mid range. Checking the TSI thyroid antibodies is important and this needs to be kept down as low as possible as not to cross over the placenta to affect the fetus.
The Thyroid 101 has a section on the diet to avoid dietary triggers that can set off thyroid symptoms to make the Free Ts to go up.
Posted 19 January 2018 - 11:26 AM
Congradulations on your pregnancy! I delivered my sweet, healthy babe almost a year ago now. That doesn't seem possible! I will not sugar coat how difficult the pregnancy was. I was in and out of specialists offices the entire pregnancy. There are a lot of increased risks, and you will most likely be monitored extremely closely, more so as the pregnancy progresses. My graves actually improved the further along in the pregnancy I got but the risks didn't go away. I developed or baby developed IUGR during the third trimester which I guess is a known risk for graves pregnancies. I was able to deliver at full term with my little babe just under 5lbs. Completely healthy, just a tiny little thing. She had some issues regulating temperature and blood sugar but no NICU time. After the pregnancy my graves really flared up badly around 4 months postpartum and I've spent the past 7 months trying to regulate. Bottom line, we are both Ok!Ecrn My biggest piece of advice is to try to enjoy your pregnancy,I worried and stressed so much I couldn't enjoy mine at all.