On the meds

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Thanks for all of the thyroid advice!!!  I decided that it was best to start them ASAP, especially since the endocrinologist can't even see me until November.  They are going to try to get me in before then, via a cancellation, but who knows how long that will take.  I go back in 4 weeks for another TSH test.

I started taking 25 mcg of Levothyroxine, first thing in the AM.  It has definitely thrown my whole schedule off for a few reasons.  I usually take my vitamins first thing in the morning (I have been doing this for almost 2 years now) and then eat breakfast.  With this medicine, you are supposed to wait 4 hours before taking any calcium or iron supplements, both of which are contained within my prenatal.  I have started to take my vitamins at lunch and may end up transitioning to before bed if I find I am forgetting.

The pharmacist told me that this medicine might make me jittery.  So far it actually seems to be doing the opposite.  Yesterday I worked from home and took a 2 hour nap at lunch.  I guess this medicine can also make your hair fall out, which is pleasant.  I did notice that I lost a few extra strands this morning.  Oh well, I am hoping that the good outweighs the bad in this scenario.

Other than getting my thyroid under control, I actually started to feel sick last Thursday.  It seems to come in waves.  I'll feel fine for a little while and then all of a sudden feel like I could throw up.  It is worse when I am faced with a food choice and first thing in the AM.  Nothing really sounds good, but I know that the more frequently that I eat, the better I feel so I am trying to just eat and not think about it.  I woke up feeling pretty bad this morning.  It pretty much felt like a bad hangover.  Headache and nausea.  I pulled out my Sea Bands and so far they seem to be helping a little.

As crazy as it sounds to say this, I am so incredibly happy to be feeling sick at only 6 weeks.  I didn't feel at all sick with my last 2 miscarriages.  I did have food aversions with my first miscarriage (couldn't touch veggies) and craved carbs and cheese.  I threw up on the day of my doomed ultrasound, but I still don't know if that was from being so anxious or morning sickness.  I think it was the nerves.

This time I don't have any straight out aversions yet, just pretty much nothing seems to sound good and I feel queasy all the time.  My boobs are on and off sore, but mostly just feel heavy and full.  I am still having mild cramping off and on and some creamy CM.  That's about it.  Hopefully that is good?

Next up is my ultrasound on Friday.  Very nervous for that as you might have already guessed.

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5 Responses to “On the meds”

  1. I really hope this feeling sick is just a good sign!

  2. I'm choosing to believe feeling sick is a good sign. Your child is gif-ted.

    Levo fixes waaaay more amazing things than it does side effects, at least for me (I'm on 75). It's amazing the little stuff it changes for the better.

  3. Glad you're on the levothyroxine but can't believe the endocrinologist won't fit you in before November, given the circumstances, i.e. that you're pregnant RIGHT NOW! Can you see someone else sooner?

    1. They said they would try to squeeze me in before then. I only called the one that I was referred to by my doctor. I have the name of someone else who I can try to call tomorrow. So complicated!! :(

  4. One last comment from Sunshine...Blogger better fix this!

    I'm so glad that you are on the medication and so mad that your doctors didn't think of this before!! I don't want you to have to feel sick but I'm so glad that you do!! I think it's a good sign but if you start feeling better don't freak about it just enjoy feeling good. Every time I read your posts I just want to be there with you for real, I'm so excited!! And oddly proud, like this is happening to one of my own.