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What is a safe treatment for hypothyroidism in pregnancy?

What is a safe treatment for hypothyroidism in pregnancy?

Thyroid medication: Hypothyroidism is low thyroid. Not treating it during pregnancy can cause increased risk of miscarriage, developmental delay in the baby and possible severe health problems in the mom. Any of the prescription medications, synthroid, Armour Thyroid and levothyroxine, are safe in pregnancy. It is important to get your thyroid checked each trimester during pregnancy since your thyroid needs may go up. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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What are effective treatments for subclinical hypothyroidism pre pregnancy?

What are effective treatments for subclinical hypothyroidism pre pregnancy?

See below: By administration of an appropriate amount of levothyroxin until the thyroid normalizes, then maintenence therapy can begin. ...Read more

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Is pregnancy is safe in hypothyroidism women? What r t complications in child?

Is pregnancy is safe in hypothyroidism women? What r t complications in child?

Treat before pregnan: Hypothyroidism should be corrected by an appropriate dose of brand name T4 before you get pregnant. If you're already pregnant, make sure your abnormal thyroid is treated properly immediately, as low thyroid level can endanger the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is 20mg prozac (fluoxetine) safe during pregnancy? Not pregnant yet, but maybe in the future. ITP, hypothyroidism, anxiety. On 50mcg levothyroxine and 20mg prozac (fluoxetine)

Is 20mg prozac (fluoxetine) safe during pregnancy? Not pregnant yet, but maybe in the future. ITP, hypothyroidism, anxiety. On 50mcg levothyroxine and 20mg prozac (fluoxetine)

Category C: Risk can't be ruled out but pretty low-- it's been around longer than all the other Ssris & no major problems noted--most ons in our area okay it the pts I've followed were ok through their pregnancies ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative or supplemental treatments for hypothyroidism, beyond synthetic hormones?

Are there safe alternative or supplemental treatments for hypothyroidism, beyond synthetic hormones?

None: No really, the best treatment is the replacement with thyroid hormone that is synthetic of what the body produces, is one of the safest medications approved by the fda. ...Read more

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Never treated for hypothyroidism. Tsh fluctuated 3, 04-6, 46 since 2008.Last at 4, 85. Now planning for pregnancy. Do i need treatment before conceiving?

Never treated for hypothyroidism. Tsh fluctuated 3, 04-6, 46 since 2008.Last at 4, 85. Now planning for pregnancy. Do i need treatment before conceiving?

It depends,,,: It depends on how you're feeling among other things. You should get a thyroid panel before starting treatment with a free T4 value. Your TSH is high normal for some ranges so it doesn't mean you're hypothyroid and if you don't have to its good not to take any meds in pregnancy. This doesn't have any obvious effects but see if it's needed first. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for hypothyroidism?

How can I get treatment for hypothyroidism?

See your doctor: Your primary care doctor should be able to make a diagnosis and usually treat this condition. An endocrinologist is always appropriate for this also. ...Read more

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What might cause treatment-resistant hypothyroidism?

Please define: Hi. By what do you mean "treatment-resistant"? Is your dose too low? That's not treatment resistant, that's just being under treated. Has your thyroid function been normalized on thyroid hormone replacement but you still feel symptoms? That's not "treatment-resistant", that's just assigning symptoms to the wrong thing. We need more information. I doubt you have a thyroid hormone receptor defect. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more