advertisement
Question
Posted by: Sham | 2010/01/14

Pregnancy, Thyroid and Fatigue

I' m 31 weeks pregnant and have an underactive Thyroid. It' s something I' ve had for years (the underactive Thyroid that is).

I know that with pregnancy and the heat we are experiencing in the Cape it' s natural to feel tired, but no matter what I do I can' t shake this feeling of extreme fatigue. I feel the need to close my eyes and sleep at every moment of the day - even after I' ve just woken up and had a shower.

I' m worried that my thyroid may be acting up and I may need a stronger dose. Could this be possible or is it just a case of " are we there yet" , i.e. the birth of the baby.

Incidentally, I don' t recall feeling like this with my first child, and I was pregnant at roughly the same time (both born/due in March)

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageGynaeDoc

You should have your thyroid function checked. This should be done at regular intervals during the pregnancy anyway.

Best wishes

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

1
Our users say:
Posted by: gynaedoc | 2010/01/15

You should have your thyroid function checked. This should be done at regular intervals during the pregnancy anyway.

Best wishes

Reply to gynaedoc

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
advertisement