kokotg Posted August 1, 2012 Share Posted August 1, 2012 I know the primary answer to this is probably, "go to an endocrinologist," but until I get around to that..... background: I'm about 16 weeks pregnant. I found out I was hypothyroid after finding out I was pregnant (a blood test last year showed borderline TSH, but I never did anything about it). TSH was over 6. Midwife/ob put me on synthroid, and I started taking it maybe 8 weeks ago. They ran another thyroid panel about 2 weeks after I started the meds, and the TSH was down to just over 1. Then they tested again 3 or 4 weeks later, and it was down again to .47. So still at the low end of normal, but it seemed to me that it was coming down awfully fast. My very laid back midwife was unconcerned. Okay, so last test, where it was .47, was just over 2 weeks ago. In the past few days, I've started having some hypoglycemic episodes for the first time in over a year. I have a strong family history of diabetes and was diagnosed with gestational diabetes with my first pregnancy, so I keep an eye on things. I used to get low blood sugar pretty frequently, but a year and a half ago I started watching carbs, and I haven't had any trouble since then. My A1C, taken at the same time as my orginal thyroid panel, was normal. Yesterday I was feeling low blood sugary, ate something (I think I had a square of 85% dark chocolate, some milk, and some leftover steak). STILL felt bad a couple of hours later, so I went and got a meter. My blood sugar was 67. I ate again, tested again a couple of hours later, and it was fine....right around 100. My fasting level this morning was 85, so great. Then I tested again 3 hours after breakfast, and it was 140. crap. So I'm blaming the thyroid medicine. I'm worried that the dosage is too high, and I'm hyperthyroid now,and word is this can make it really hard to regulate your blood sugar. But I don't WANT hard to regulate blood sugar! Anyway....anyone else had similar issues? Am I right to blame the synthroid? how hard is it going to be to figure this whole medication thing out? I really wish I'd known about it and done it before I got pregnant. sigh. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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