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Levoxyl During Pregnancy
Professional advise: You definately mood to speak to you OB .They would likely support the use of fish oil. Also exercise, get out in nature, get into some counseling, maybe a group -look for social support- other pregnant moms. Enlist the support of the dad resolve issues of stress. Rc with mess in addition to maxing out the its listed is better than the depression for the baby-professional rc mandatory! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Yes: Vaginal yeast infestions are common, and are even more common in pregnancy. Monistat is one of the over-the-counter anitfungals currently available and yes it is safe to use during pregnancy. Gyne-lotrimin and vagistat (tioconazole) are also available and are safe as well. If these don't work (you may not have yeast), or if the infection returns soon after treatment see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Usually: This is a risk-benefit decision must be made between yourself and your physician. The risk varies by antidepressant, but the majority of the data indicate many antidepressants are likely safe in pregnancy. A resource that puts this into context is: http://www.Womensmentalhealth.Org/specialty-clinics/psychiatric-disorders-during-pregnancy/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They can be: A true toothache during pregnancy is likely due to a tooth problem prior to pregnancy. When pregnant, you are definitely more prone to gum disease which can present as toothaches. If you notice more bleeding of your gums when brushing and flossing, you may have pregnancy gingivitis and should see your dentist for treatment. Studies are showing low birth weight babies due to gum disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: A single dose of 0.25mg of Alprazolam will not cause harm, however benzodiazepine medications such as Alprazolam and others, when used regularly can significant increase the risk of cleft palate and other structural development, especially in the first trimester. Consult with both your ob/gyn and your prescribing doctor before using such meds. ...Read more
Yes, its safe: There should not be any issues in continuing probiotics. ...Read more
What's in the pills?: Ginger is ok. But what is in the pills besides ginger? Not all companies take care to test or include ingredients considered safe for pregnancy. Even prescription pills can be counterfeit and include lead paint, floor wax, other toxins. Before taking new OTC pills, do searches for information about the company that makes them, show the bottle to your pharmacist or doctor, even check otis, reprotox. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pregnant with hypothyroism 3.4 before pregnancy using 50mcg eltroxin should I increase the dose..Am in 8 weeks of pregnancy?
Thyroid ; pregnancy: You will need your thyroid levels checked with blood tests during pregnancy. Some women need to increase the thyroid dose during pregnancy...Some do not. Taking too much or too little thyroid medication is not ideal, and can cause problems for your baby. Get checked. ...Read more
Which of the hypothyroid medication is better - Synthroid (thyroxine) or tirosint in terms of safety 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
Question about Synthroid (thyroxine) 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 (thyroxine) should I take cytomel too?
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?
By taking a : Home pregnancy test. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more
Have hypothyroidism controlled by synthroid (thyroxine) 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
On75mcg synthroid (thyroxine).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
Hi i tested for blood test in lab, n it came out positive i m on thyroid medication thyroxine................can it show a false positive pregnancy ?
Had chemical pregnancy of 4 wks & TSH levels nw are 0.25 & free T4 1.8.My doc dnt want 2 reduce Synthroid (thyroxine) 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
Hashimotos. Was fine on 25mcg synthroid, (thyroxine) now suffering from fatigue, muscle weakness, and body aches. Could there be another cause or my pregnancy?
My wife's TSH level is 3.34 and OB/GYN wants to bring it down to less than 2.5 for planned pregnancy and she has prescribed Synthroid (thyroxine) 50mg.Is it safe?
Yes: Hi Lois, Yes, this is actually the current recommendation. The level of maternal thyroid hormone is important in early fetal development with some evidence suggesting impaired neurologic function if she were to get pregnant without sufficient hormone in her system. You can feel assured that this is safe and recommended. Dr. S. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It's basically just sugar and aspartame (nutrasweet). As long as you don't have phenyketonuria, you can take it. I am not a fan of aspartame anytime, and i think it's especially important to avoid as many artificial chemicals during pregnancy as possible, so i wouldn't recommend nauzene. There are other nausea treatments that i'd use first (try ginger tea). ...Read more
Yes: By Brinjal, do you mean Eggplant? Only in the Indian cultures Brinjal is suggested to be avoided during pregnancy (Ayurveda) A normal eggplant has lots of vitamin A, dietary fiber iron. These are essential nutrients that are needed during pregnancy. It is believed that eggplants contain large amounts of phytohormones that may cause contractions so use your judgement. Moderation is key. ...Read more
Prospan is a dried: Ivy leaf extract in syrup form that is used to treat bronchial inflammation ; cough. It is pregnancy category c. Drugs.Com defines fda category c as “animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus ; there are no adequate ; well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.” don't recommend use. ...Read more
Obstetrics: I am not sure what you are asking. In the U.S. The moment one knows they are pregnant they go to see an obstetrician who runs all kinds of tests, gives literature to read and a schedule on how often and when they should be monitored. I am not sure of the culture there in india. ...Read more