I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with being diagnosed with Hyperhtyroidism in pregnancy?
I haven't yet, but think I will be. I am 5 weeks pregnant, had my first bloods done yesterday for all the usuals, and when my GP called today to say my HCG was 170 (I thought it sounded a bit low, but she assured me it was in normal range) she also said she was surprised to see a heightened level of iodine, of which most people are deficient.
For this reason she has referred me to a specialist at the hospital (haven't heard from her yet) who will run more tests, but she mentioned the word "thyrotoxicosis" and "hyperthyroidism" of which I have now done a little research.
I had an ectopic miscarraige last year, so have had plenty of bloodwork done in the last 12 months and have never had heightened iron levels, so I know this is a relatively new thing.
I guess I'm wanting to hear any info or experience anyone else has had similar to this in the early stages of pregnancy?
I'm freaking out using google as Grave's Disease keeps popping up as the most common autoimmune diagnosis from overactive thyroid. My nurse friend has tried to assure me that I do not possess any of the classic symptoms of Grave's, which generally is the way in which they diagnose along with the blood testing.
I'm hoping that this may be a case of Gestational Transient Thyrotoxicosis - onset with pregnancy, is monitored during, and then buggers off afterwards!
I also think I remember reading somewhere that over active thyroids can potentially be caused by stress - is that right? My job is a bit stressful, I must admit!
Has anyone else gone through this?