Being Hypothyroid or Hyperthyroid

Do you or do you know anyone who has Hypothyroid or Hyperthyroid disease and plans on getting pregnant?

I have Hashimoto's disease (Hypothyroid) and take Thyroid medication daily. When you get pregnant be sure to have your doctor check your blood levels and these change with the pregnancy and your medication will need to be adjusted. Your medication will be adjusted again after the baby is born.

Key Symptoms of Hypothyroidism (An underactive thyroid)

fatigue, exhaustion
feeling run down and sluggish
depression, moodiness
difficulty concentrating, brain fog
unexplained or excessive weight gain
dry, coarse and/or itchy skin
dry, coarse and/or thinning hair
feeling cold, especially in the extremities
muscle cramps
more frequent periods
low blood pressure

Hyperthyroidism can mimic other health problems, which may make it difficult for your doctor to diagnose. It can also cause a wide variety of signs and symptoms, including:

Sudden weight loss, even when your appetite and the amount and type of food you eat remain the same or even increase
Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia) — commonly more than 100 beats a minute — irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) or pounding of your heart (palpitations)
Increased appetite

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    8Theresa Gould
    Great information to know. Thanks for sharing.
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