You should see your doctor before you try to conceive. The medications that manage HYPERthyroidism are NOT SAFE to take during pregnany, and uncontrolled hyperthyroidism can cause problems, and even miscarriage. It is possible to get pregnant and have a healthy baby SOMETIMES when you have hyperthyroidism, but your odds of everything going well are much better if you take care of the thyroid issue before you get pregnant. Often times HYPERhyroidism is treated by removing or killing the thyroid with radioactive iodine. Once the thyroid is no longer active, you will have HYPOthyroidism and will take thyroid hormone. Unlike medications for HYPERthyroidism, thyroid hormone prescribed for HYPOthyroidism is very safe to take during pregnancy. If you have or suspect HYPERthyrodism PLEASE see your doctor before you conceive.
at 1:00 PM on Aug. 7, 2009