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High Thyroxine Levels During Pregnancy
YES- in fact crucial: Folic acid is proven to prevent a common group of birth defects; it's most important the first few weeks of pregnancy so should be taken preventively by all women who might become pregnant. If you're hypothyroid it's crucial to take thyroid hormone when pregnant; having low thyroid levels reduces fertility & greatly increases risk of miscarriage. Thyroid dose may need to be adjusted when pregnant. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
If I had low thyroxine free when I was Preggy and then my baby was born with congenital hypothyroidism should I of been treated during my pregnancy?
Preg with 1st trimester TSH 2.3, taking 50mcg thyroxine with tpoab>1000 & tgab=80.3 what should I do to save my baby? Risks during pregnancy?
Which of the hypothyroid medication is better - Synthroid or tirosint in terms of safety during pregnancy.?
Question about Synthroid during pregnancy. Granddaughter was given less thyroid med than she needed. Lev. Was 33. Will this hurt baby? Upset with Dr.
Need more data: Hi. Was the dose still being adjusted when she got pregnant? Thyroid dose often needs to be increased early in pregnancy. All OB's know that and will either manage or refer to an endocrinologist. "Lev. was 33"...hmmm. Many "levels" in the body and thyroid function. Are you referring to TSH? That's my guess, but we're really not here to guess. She can get data and info from OB. Good luck to her! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the best medicine to treat hypothyroidism during pregnancy? I'm on Synthroid should I take cytomel too?
On75mcg synthroid.Y TSH levels of 4.57 (fT41.2) after a 3-4 wk chemical pregnancy hv reduced to 0.25 wit free T4 1.8.Did test 8 days after miscarryin?
Hypothyroid.: If I read your statement correctly, and I'm not sure I do, you are still hypothyroid and need to stay on the higher dose. Your numbers are somewhat confusing, but with your TSH still elevated at 4.57 on 75 mcg of Synthyroid you are not corrected and should not go down despite whatever the free T4 level is. In fact if you were my patient I would have increased your dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have hypothyroidism controlled by synthroid pills. how often should tsh levels be checked in pregnancy?last time i checked it 3 months ago
Every 1-3 months: TSH should be checked once a month during the first trimester, then every two or three months as needed ...Read more
Had chemical pregnancy of 4 wks & TSH levels nw are 0.25 & free T4 1.8.My doc dnt want 2 reduce Synthroid dose (75mcg) n want 2 check in 4 wks.Normal?
Yes: Hormonal changes associated with your circumstances alter thyroid function tests and your doctor is correct in waiting to repeat the studies before changing the drug dosage. Please follow the doctor's advice. ...Read more
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