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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?

No. I understand how you feel but Thyroxine does not pass very well through the placenta and one cannot treat hypothyroidism in the fetus before delivery. As long as the infant was diagnosed early and is receiving Rx then all sound be OK. Read more...

HAd almost no weight gain in first pregnancy. Is it likely I wont gain weight the second pregnancy too? I'm on synthroid 50mcg for hypothyroidis

Thyroid & nutrition. During pregnancy, nutritional intake is tantamount and even more critical with treated hypothyroidism. First, make sure that your OB MD does a blood test (TSH) to make sure that you are on the appropriate dose of Synthroid and it is therapeutic. Secondly. talk to a Nutritionist if you are obese before attempting pregnancy to improve your diet. Obese patients have a limited required wt. gain in PG. Read more...

What is the typical dosage for a new patient with hypothyroidism going on Synthroid or levothyroxine?

Based on lab levels. There is more than one reason for you to be hypothyroid and the level of hypothyroidism determines dose. This is also affected by the length of time you have hypothyroidism. Starting doses can be from 25 µg up to 75 µg based off of your lab levels. They are then adjusted based on your symptoms and repeat testing after 6 to 8 weeks. Read more...
Depends. Since you were just diagnosed, you should work closely with your doctor to find the proper dose of levothyroxine. The dose is based on the level of your thyroid function tests. And it is calculated based on your weight. So the range of the dosage is listed as from 50 mcg to 200mcg a day. So you see that it is not possible to answer your question as precisely as you may wish. Please ask your doctor. Read more...

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...
Maternal ITP, hypo- thyroidism & chronic antenatal anxiety vs. SSRI use warrant a pre-pregnancy consult with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Start daily folic acid supplement at least 3 mos. & get flu shot at least 2 mos. before conception. Learn how to minimize the risks of low Free T4/ ^ TSH, especially 1st trimester, low platelet counts, ^ cortisol from chronic anxiety & SSRI's on maternal & fetal outcomes. Read more...

In a hypothyroidism patient who is pregnant 5 months, is it preferred to continue using levothyroxine? Same dosage since before pregnancy or not?

Need blood work. Thyroid replacement therapy is essential, in your case, for a healthy pregnancy. That being said, the dosage usually is different during pregnancy than not. You need a blood test to assess whether or not your dose needs adjusting. Read more...