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Trying To Conceive With Low Tsh Level
What is the optimal tsh level when trying to conceive? I read it is between 1 and 2. My last test result was 3.63 but doc doesn't want to up my meds.
In normal range: Your TSH is in near the normal range and it would be prudent to follow your doctor's advice as s/he knows more about health history than is feasible in this forum. You may need additional tests. See site for more information on this topic. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/752878 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need to look at T3: And free t4. Low tsh, depending on the sensitivity of the assay, indicates thyroid hyper-function. However, the suspected hyperthyroidism needs to be confirmed with high levels of T3 and free t4. All lab tests need to be evaluated in the clinical context and it would be prudent to take up the issue with your doctor. ...Read more
Can taking too much Synthroid plus cytomel, therefore having a very low TSH level, cause seizures?
Possible: Both high and low thyroid states can be associated with seizures. Seizures can be seen in 5-10% of high thyroid states and even more commonly when it is due to an overdose with medication. If you are experiencing this, go to the nearest er as this condition is life-threatening and needs immediate attention. Your doctors will also search for other conditions that may be causing seizures. ...Read more
Hyperthyroidism and weight gain, can a low TSH level cause weight gain? And how would menopause effect TSH level?
No: Rarely hyperthyroidism manifested by a low TSH and elevated thyroid hormones can cause increased hunger leading to weight gain. Most hyperthyroids lose (muscle) weight. Menopause has no effect on TSH levels, but as we age hypothyroidism with increased TSH becomes more likely. 20% of women on medicare have elevated TSH and have frank or subclinical hypothyroidism. ...Read more
I had a blood test. The TSH level was 3.18, free T4 18.6 and free T3 4.3.Is it safe to try to concieve or is it harmful to baby?
Maybe less med,,,: Your ranges are upper normal to slightly above normal. It would be a good idea to get your meds readjusted by your doctor first and then think of conceiving. Also your thyroid meds might need to be adjusted during your pregnancy. It would be a good idea to talk to your doctor and plan this out with him/her for the best result. Best of luck. ...Read more
I had my TSH test recently and it was 91. I was recently married. How to control my TSH level to be conceive. My age is 25 .
Pregnancy: Hypothyroidism and TSH level play significant role in conceiving and maintaining pregnancy. The normal level of TSH are 0.4 to 4 mlu/l. First your level is69 - high. Fertility TSH should be between 1and2. Please see endocrinologis. Plus you are 46. May be you want to discuss with your ob-gyn to have pregnancy at this age.Thanks. ...Read more
I'm 25 year old woman.i have TSH level 8.2..is it hard to conceive?i'm planning for pregnency..which foods are good for cure this disease??
My thyroid TSH value is 5.27 mlU/L . Normal range is mentioned as 0.4-4.0 mlU/L. Is it due to the higher TSH level i'm not able to conceive. Pls adv?
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