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Anyone with Thyroid and Adrenal issues?

I have Hashimoto's and Adrenal Fatigue and I'm 8 weeks pregnant. Apparently I can't take Cortef while I'm pregnant with it being a steroid, but I have to take Synthroid now.  
What I don't get is if you're adrenal issues are not under control you should not take thyroid medication, with the exception of being pregnant? Has anyone else ever dealt with this? I feel like the Synthroid is making me even more tired if that's possible. :( I just hope and pray I can have a healthy baby.

Any advice? Thanks in advance :)
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How much cortef were  you taking before?
A person with diagnosed AI (where adrenals do not function at all) does take cortef during pregnancy - and works with their endo and gyne about dosing. After all, pregnancy is a stress on the body and and the cortisol is needed to live.
Are you under the care of an endo?
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I am, and my adrenals have not failed me completely. They are insufficient. I don't have addisons. They told me because it's a steroid it will effect the baby's growth. And they out me on synthroid instead. I was on 10 mg of Corted, 5mg in the AM 5 in the afternoon. Doctors suuuck.
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If you have hashimoto's why did they not already have you on thyroid medication??   It sounds like they were treating your hashimoto's with cortisol instead of thyroid meds---am I understanding that right?

  If they keep your thyroid levels sufficient with the hashimoto's, ideally you should be able to go off of the cortisol.   did they do a stim test to test for adrenal insufficiency---i noticed you referred to it as adrenal fatigue in your first post.

My sister has hashimoto's and her endocrinologist was not going to treat it until she developed symptoms---why would he want her to get sick first, and then treat her thyroid disease??   She has a new doctor now who is treating her with thyroid to hopefully avoid her ever developing the symptoms---he is also monitoring her cortisol levels. she originally thought she would only need to take cortef for a period of time, but she is not producing enough cortisol even with the thyroid treatment, so she will be staying on it.
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Everything says to treat adrenal issues BEFORE starting thyroid treatment/medication. Even the prescription instructions. I have Hashi's and underactive adrenals. Thyroid medicine makes me so sick.. more tired than ever. I've tried Armour which made me miss almost 3 weeks of work, and synthroid. Nothing helps. Coref was helping. But apparently that will harm the baby.
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Why not talk to a pharmacist? Cortef treats a lot of conditions - and there is a difference is a replacement dose vs a dose intended to reduce inflammation or suppress an immune system.

People with Addison's do have children and must take a replacement during pregnancy.
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