Here's hoping it's nothing.....

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Here's hoping it's nothing.....
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Mon, 11-21-2011 - 1:10pm

I had my AFP and T4 test last week. I got a message on my cell phone from my doctor's office to call them back and right after, a voicemail from my regular pharmacy telling me my prescription is ready to pick up (which I haven't called in a prescription since I refilled my last birth control order in early May). Kind of freaking out waiting for them to return my call and tell me what the heck is going on.

Had to vent a little. I just hate waiting to hear from a nurse when my doctor told me last week that they'd only call if something came back as a concern.

Ugh!

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Mon, 11-21-2011 - 2:50pm

Hoping you have nothing but good news !

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Mon, 11-21-2011 - 3:43pm
That seems very odd. I hope it turned out to be nothing and that you've heard back from them by now.

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Mon, 11-21-2011 - 3:57pm
They called back not long ago and it isn't anything to be too concerned about. When I did my AFP, she threw in a T4 test, which is a thyroid test to make sure it is producing hormones at the appropriate levels. Apparently, my number was low, so I have an underactive thyroid. She called in a prescription to take every day to help replace the lost hormone production. It could cause complications later on in the pregnancy, so she is glad she caught it early. I've never had my thyroid tested, so this was new for me. I'm not sure how long it's been underactive or if it is a pregnancy thing (like GD). I will get tested again in about a month after I've been on the medication for at least 4 weeks and then again after I deliver to check to see if my number has stabilized. Nothing wrong with the baby, just with me. :)
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Mon, 11-21-2011 - 4:52pm
I am glad it was just a minor thyroid issue! Phew!

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Mon, 11-21-2011 - 9:27pm
I've found that sometimes thyroid issues can resolve themselves. From when I was about 7 weeks along to about 11 weeks along, I was really really sick and didn't get out of bed hardly at all except to go to the dr. I had my thyroid tested (among other things) and my levels came back high ( hyperthyroid). So my dr. wanted to put me on Meds but she also checked with a specialist who said I didn't need the Meds because my levels weren't high enough, and said it was probably caused by the pregnancy since I'd never had issues before. So my dr. just treated the symptoms, and eventually my levels went back to normal once my body got used to the pregnancy. Hopefully your issues will resolve also, glad to hear it's not something more serious! Tanya
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Tue, 11-22-2011 - 8:51am
I developed hypothyroidism about 8 months after I had my first. I know it's common for pregnancy to throw off your levels either during or after. Sometimes, it can correct itself but a lot of times it's due to an autoimmune issue and you may have to be on meds for the rest of your life (just to prepare you). I got my levels under control right before I got pregnant. Then I had to have my meds adjusted a few times so far this pregnancy but they've since leveled out. You get used to all of the blood work and it becomes part of your normal routine (it makes it easy right now since I always get my blood work done right after my monthly OB visits). If you have any questions, feel free to message me. I'm glad everything is good with the baby!
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Tue, 11-22-2011 - 9:29am
Thyroid issues can be common in pregnancy or in postpartum. Hopefully things stabilize quickly! Glad all is well with the baby too.
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