I came home from work today because I panicked when I got a call from my Dr. with my results from my physical. My thyroid is not doing what it should be doing. It is at a 22.7 and it should be between .34-4. Um…not good! The part that made me panic is I talked to the nurse at the Drs. and asked if I could be pregnant while on this drug that I am starting tomorrow. She said, well, wait and talk to your OB and it would be High Risk if I was pregnant. I was not sure if I could even be pregnant and they would not even tell me if I would be on this stuff for the rest of my life or not. Even if I would be preggie, that totally ruins my plan with giving birth at the birthing center that I love. I was panicked!
But…I talked to the nurse at the specialists and she was not concerned. She said once I get my thyroid under control, that I can carry to term and it was a really good thing we caught it now because it is very hard to carry to term when your thyroid is off, especially as much as mine is. Plus, she said I will feel sooo much better and truthfully, I didn’t even know I was sick! I guess I will be a new woman now!
It does set our dates back a month or two so I can monitor the medicine and make sure I am taking the right dose, but a few months is not biggie. It will give us time to save a little more money and to chart for a few more months. Plus, with the pills, I should have more energy to exercise, which is more like I used to be! So, a minor set back, but if L is not real concerned, neither am I.