Elevated antithyroid antibodes...

So my OBGYN called me back today with some info on my blood draw from monday. My CBC, and almost everything with my thyroid check out fine but my Anti Thyroid Antibodies were elevated. She said this CAN be  precursor to thyroid issues, and since we are TTC its something we need to have checked out. Now silly me went and started googling (i work in the medical field and I know this is the WRONG thing to do!) and now im a big freaked out!


-sign of future thyroid failure


-increaded risk of miscarriage.....


 


and I cant make an appointment until monday!

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 8:04 am
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Posted on February 1, 2013 at 9:15 am
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I have Hashitmotos Thyroiditis. That could be part of the problem with your periods, I always had 28 day cycles until my diagnosis. now I can go months and months without a period. As for the thyroid failure thats is extreme cases and if they end up putting you on meds which is no big deal just one little pill a day you will be fine!

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 9:29 am
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I have hypothyroidism, taking my pill everyday keeps my thyroid in balance.  As long as you are monitored regularly and your medication is adjusted as necessary there is no problem with having a healthy pregnancy.


Absent periods were also my problem when I was diagnosed, but I was still on BCP so it was a little more obvious that there was a problem.  I will say that coming off BCP, within two months my thyroid was out of range.  I am beginning to believe that BCP really messes with your body in ways that no one has anticipated - my personal opinion simply because I don't have migraines anymore (its been a YEAR!!!!!) and my thyroid which had been stable on my medication for 4 years was suddenly out of whack.


Get your appointment made, they will probably continue to do blood work every 6 weeks while they get you straightened out! =)  (This actually got me over my fear of needles - I still don't like them, but I don't have a full-blown panic attack everytime I get stuck ;) )

Posted on February 3, 2013 at 3:05 am

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