My doctor’s office called today with some of the results from my bloodwork last week. Everything looked good, except my TSH was 2.75. They said 2.75 is perfectly normal for someone who isn’t pregnant, but seeing as I am pregnant, they prefer it to be under 2.5. When I was pregnant last year, my TSH was 2.9 the first time it was tested, but Dr. S retested a few weeks after and by then it had dropped to an acceptable level so nothing was prescribed. When I asked why they are prescribing this time, the nurse said that Dr. S is on vacation, and the medication was the recommendation of Dr. D who is covering for her.
I was assured this is perfectly safe, and I believe it and I googled it and the consensus is that it’s safe for pregnant women. I just hate taking any medications at all! I get nervous taking antibiotics (for instance, for UTI or several years ago I got pneumonia). I just hate introducing something to my body that isn’t a natural part of it. BUT I didn’t have problems taking birth control for 9 years, so go figure. Anyway I am starting it tomorrow morning, as I was told to have an empty stomach and not to take it when I take my vitamin.
Also, why is Dr. D so quick to prescribe without retesting and Dr. S didn’t? I realize they are two different doctors, but they work together and you’d think they would be similar in approach. Or maybe it is just different this time because it is my 2nd recognized pregnancy. Who knows.
I still want to do a vacation post. It may have to wait for the weekend but I definitely want to get around to it! Stupid work and life getting in the way.