By - Mindless82
If you have know hypothyroidism you should get your levels checked regularly (my doctor requested monthly labs) and your medication (if you're taking any) adjusted accordingly. This is super important and if your doctor isn't doing it now for whatever reason please insist that they do.
Does your OB test your levels? They are telling me they don’t deal with Tsh levels and I need to see my gp.
Yes, my OB ordered the tests. But I don't know where you live, I don't live in the States so it may be different where you are.
If it's the GP who ought to do it then go to the GP. Sightly ridiculous since it's changing due to pregnancy so why shouldn't your OB order the tests, but whatever they want. As long as you get tested regularly.
My Gp told me my Ob would be taking care of all my medications from here on out…. Such conflicting info.
My GP checks it every 3 months. He told me now that I am seeing an OB I should be in the care of them. However, he is more than willing to help out. I might just have to depend on him for this, as my OB office isn’t very great or helpful at this point.
Hm weird. When is the last time you had it checked? I was due for mine and ran to quest the morning after I tested positive bc I had never had a normal level. Thankfully my last increase of meds was the ticket.
Mine was! And it was suspected hypo so they retested as I got further into pregnancy and then again at six months and it resolved on its own.
You can let your OB or midwives know that you have a pre-existing condition. I’m guessing you’re already on meds?
Yes, I am on meds and it’s documented in my notes. I sent them a message, asking that it please be tested.
Most OBs don't test for this, and you really have to be an advocate for yourself during pregnancy cause normal levels during pregnancy are different than when you aren't pregnant. I ask my OBs to check with a blood test every 4 weeks. My dosage has changed about 4 times this pregnancy.
I have mine checked about every month.
My OB is telling me they don’t handle testing for Tsh or any medication dosing. Seems kinda whacked?!