Hello, just wondered if anyone had any experience of NHS endocrinology care during pregnancy?
I'm 12 wks pregnant this week after a long and difficult journey due to Hashimoto's. (So am understandably a little on the anxious side!) I've had two private blood tests and one NHS test during first trimester and adjusted meds accordingly. I take 100mcg/125mcg Levo on alternate days. My latest test shows that TSH is sitting a little below ref range at 0.16 (0.27-4.2) T4 is 21.9 (12.0-22.0). My private endo told me that i should aim to be in the 0.3-2.0 part of the normal range.
- my Gp is concerned but I feel ok, what do you think? Is there any danger of being a little low on TSH if T4 is ok?
My initial diagnosis and care until things were under control was under a private endo after appalling treatment and mis-diagnoses from an NHS GP. But I've since found a good GP and have been looked after by her since earlier this year.
Now that I am pregnant she has referred me to a combined antenatal-endocrine clinic at my local NHS hospital (in London) but I haven't got an appointment yet and called today only to be almost laughed at for expecting I would get an appointment so soon.
-have any of you been looked after by an NHS endo during pregnancy and how often/in which trimester did you have appointments? I would have thought they would be geared up better for this as surely the first trimester is most important when you have thyroid issues. I couldn't have known 6 months ago that I would be pregnant and would need this appointment!