Half hour ago I was on the verge of tears. Actually, on the verge of hyperventilating from confusion and fear. I'm a bit calmer now - but am still very overwhelmed.
I just had my appointment with the endocrinologist for my thyroid. In short, she said that thyroid readings are very subjective in some situations and given I'm pregnant, my thyroid levels coupled with thyroid anti-bodies indicate a lazy thyroid and she has put me on a rather aggressive dose of Synthroid to get my thyroid stabilized. Apparently new studies show that if you have a lazy thyroid while pregnant, your baby could have a lower IQ. Given I work with students with disabilities - this scares me!
All this information is very overwhelming. I feel like it could have all been 'fixed' before 18 weeks pregnant! Why didn't my fertility specialist pick-up on my thyroid anti-bodies? Also, in the fall when they tested my thyroid, I am wondering now if there could have been something that would have triggered concern had she looked at it more closely? Apparently, my numbers as they are right now, do not suggest a lazy thyroid to a 'normal' woman not looking to become pregnant. So could tweaking have occurred earlier on? I feel betrayed that when I EXPLICITLY asked her about the RPL blood work, she told me it all looked okay! It WASN'T! This could have been treated earlier and not risk the chances of my baby being born with LOW IQ!!
Also, with a higher TSH and knowing my FSH was high - this denotes a possible auto-immune issue. The Dr today said it could be a possibility but they aren't going to explore it right now given I am pregnant.
Oh - my B12 was low. Something I have struggled with since I was a teen. Could that have indicated something was up years ago? Dr only told me to take vitamins - nothing more.
Overall, I have so many questions - like why was no-one ever willing to investigate anything further. If it wasn't for my natropath, would this all have been missed too? Hubby says I should just be grateful I have a team of doctors working on my behalf now who ARE dealing with things and not to think about the whys from the past. I know he's right - but could some of the heartache and pain I experienced over the last 2 years been alleviated? And where do we go from here? Obviously short-term goals are having a healthy baby - but once baby is born, do I loose out on all the specialists support? Or will I be able to still be monitored and checked out to ensure things are good for potentially future pregnancies?
I talked to my natropath and she agrees with going on Snythroid and she will help with the B12. She also says she can help with auto-immune issues. So at least I know I'm going on the right course of action. She was able to calm me down again. Hopefully everything is okay and Dragon is a healthy, relatively normal IQ baby! (I don't need an Einstein! LOL)