Friday, August 7, 2015

20 1/2 weeks PIC and Thyroid Med Tweak

My NFP/NaPro doctor tweaked my thyroid meds after a blood draw last week, showing that my thyroid ratios were off.

I did not start these new meds/dosages until today because last week we were on vacation and the schedule for taking the doses is a bit crazy.  I was not about to start that at the beach.  But speaking of the beach, here is an updated pic of our little family from this past week!

Everyone is smiling except C!

My Armour got reduced from 45mg 1x per day to 15mg 1x/day. 

And she added 5mcg of Liothyronine Sodium every 12 hours.

Now, this doesn't sound like a big deal except ideally, neither of these medicines should be taken together, and they both require fasting 4 hours prior to and 30 minutes after taking them!  Plus I have to take my regular vitamins a good bit of time apart from these.

So here is my new schedule:

8pm No more eating for the night.
12am (yes, midnight) Take 1 Liothyronine Sodium pill.
6am take 1 Armour Thyroid
No food until 6:30am.
6:30am-8am Eat lots of breakfast ;)
8am No more eating until 12:30pm.
12 noon 1 Liothyronine Sodium pill.
12:30pm eat lunch!
5-6pm Take vitamins with dinner.
8pm No more eating for the night.....and my medicine cycle starts over.

I think most people take their LS pill like 6am and 6pm, but I thought that might be harder to fast from 2-6:30pm, than to do a morning fast.  So when Rob recommended this time frame 12am and 12pm, I asked the pharmacist and she said that would be ideal, if it was possible for me.

I have been so moody, short and snappy lately....I can't believe I didn't guess that something was off with my thyroid levels.  And frankly, I'm so glad they ARE off, because it helps explain my increased fatigue and my moodiness.  So I'm actually excited to get it my hormones leveled back out and hopefully feel better even though the med schedule does sound crazy.  Honestly, I am waking up so much right now to run to the bathroom in the middle of the night, that it didn't seem that out of line to just set my alarm and take a pill.

Baby is very active these days.  I've started having heart burn if I eat anything with any spice....even BBQ sauce!  We have a boy's name picked out and are very up-in-the-air about girl names....we have a list but I don't feel very led to a certain name for a girl at the moment....at least we still have lots of time.  And of course we are thinking this baby is a boy,...so I don't feel a lot of pressure to have a girl's name ready ;)  That's about it!  Thanks for all the prayers for my pregnancy and Baby Holmes :)

3 comments:

Meredith said...

you better get busy on that girls name, Im thinking girl for sure!!! :) my thyroid meds are a bit similar, have you ever taken the nature throid?

Angela said...

I have not heard of that one, Mere! I do take I-throid (it's an iodine supplement) 3 x's per week as well per doc's recommendations. And I know....since I am always wrong about gender, it probably IS a girl! LOL!

TheCatholicCradle said...

Angela, how has it been a long long time since I've connected with you! I thought of you today, as we are expecting our 5th child, and praying that this child will be our 3rd here with us. We've walked a heartbreaking journey of sending two babies to heaven in the last 11 months. Something made me think of you today, and how your blog preemptively helped me through it. So thank you, and Congratulations on your little one on the way!