my daughter and my son-in-law are trying to get pregnant, today my wife came home from work and she told me that Shayne Marie(our daughter) is upset! From what my wife told me, my daughter's hair has been falling out and she seems to have a thyroid problem! She has a doctors appt. tomorrow and hopefully get to the problem straightened out! Is this a major concern? I have a younger brother who has a thyroid problem and had been on pills and he seems to be fine! If anyone has any knowledge on this, I would appreciate your input!
Added 13 Jul 2012:
To the people who answered my question about my daughter and a possible thyroid problem! Well my daughter got one answer last night, she doesn't have a thyroid condition! She had blood work done at Mass General yesterday, and her best friend called her last night with the results, which were all good(it's good to have friends in the right places!)! So the thyroid has been ruled out! Her friend(Dr. Kerrie) is setting her up with a fertility expert, so she moves on to the next part! As her father, I hate sitting on the sidelines waiting for answers, but in the same sense, my daughter is a grown woman and very smart! So the best I can do for her is say a prayer and hope for the best!
Again I want to thank the people who responded to my question both yesterday
and today. You put my mind at ease and I thank you for that! Have a wonderful day!
I've been on thyroid hormone supplement since the late 1980s. I'm 70 now, and have been doing quite well. In my state, it's required to take a thyroid test every 12 months, once you've been diagnosed. Even if the state doesn't require it, I would and do take the test every 12 months-as sometimes the body makes adjustments of its own. When you first start taking the thyroid, you get tested about every 6 weeks to get the correct dosage and the correct brand-some people do well with synthetic thyroids-some don't-then some people do well with beef or pork-some do well with both- So there can be a lot of finessing to get the correct dosage. people often complain that the doctor says that they are doing fine, but the person feels poorly. It takes about 6-12 months for your body to get going good-this also includes emotionally.
People can die from thyroid problems-the heart can give out-So yes-this is a major problem-and thyroid problems are the most underdiagnosed health problem in the US. Some doctors will say the patient is mentally ill-depressed, angry, etc when it's thyroid. I had a doctor that wanted to treat the symptoms of thyroid problems and not treat the thyroid. My thyroid gland began producing more thyroid on it's own so I had high blood pressure, etc. Finally the lab wrote in red that I was out of range. I also recommend that whenever she has a thyroid screen-to request a copy from the lab, so she can keep track of her health. good luck
Hello Patsrjh. The answer to the hair is yes. Once she is on a med or perhaps receives surgery she will be fine. This is temporary. The hair follicles are resting and will start again when hormones are ok. By the way it also happens after having a baby. Hormones.
And yes, one would have a hard time getting pregnant until the thyroid is properly diagnosed and treated. I would not recommend a pregnancy while adjusting. I would think it would produce a lot of stress on the fetus.
She needs to talk frankly with her doctor and get this under control. Her health is the main issue. Babies later. Will need her well to care for one.
Anything else? Feel free to write. Karen
You might have her do a complete iron count. My oldest is 21, my youngest is 4. We tried for years and years. I then found out I was iron deficient, my body doesn't retail iron from food or pills, so I have to get infusions, 3x a month.
After my first 16 weeks, I got pregnant with my middle child. He and his sister are abouuuut 9 months apart. She was 8 weeks early. LOL. In my defense! But my hematologist, said it is more common than people think... low in iron. :/
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