I went to the gynecologist today and 2 things were brought up.
1) My husband and I are not actively trying to conceive, but we’re not preventing pregnancy either. I’m not charting and we’re not paying attention to when we’re having sex. If it happens, it will be welcomed, if it doesn’t happen, that’s okay too. (we are planning to start actively trying in Aug/Sept). After discussing this with my doctor, she recommended going ahead and starting prenatal vitamins, just in case. What is the best way to determine which prenatal I should take? She didn’t mention/provide a prescription, so I’m looking for something over the counter, in the US. Any links/info or personal experience you’d like to provide about prenatal vitamins? Do you have to take them in the morning? Same time daily? With food? Did you have better luck with one vs another (like making you sick feeling or anything — multivitamins usually make me feel ickky)
2) She expressed concern over my weight gain and recent ‘symptoms’ and decided to test me for thyroid issues. The symptoms that concerned her, in addition to weight gain (about 40 pounds in 2.5ish yrs), is joint issues, fatigue, and my increased anxiety issues. I made the correlation with the weight gain and fatigue, but are joint issues and increased anxiety and common symptom with thyroid issues? Again, any personal experiences or websites/info you’d be willing to share?
Thanks in advance! 🙂