My TSH level is 17. I recently found out I am pregnant, about 5 weeks. I take Synthroid (thyroxine). 125 mg. Can this level cause a miscarriage?

No, don't stop! Don't stop your synthroid! To do so could threaten your pregnancy. However, you definitely need to talk with your endocrinologist and see if you're taking it properly. If so, you probably need an increase in dose if your TSH is 17. Stick w/brand name rx and work closely with your doctor as you need for replacement can change during pregnancy.

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My TSH level is 17. I recently found out I am pregnant, about 5 weeks. I take Synthroid (thyroxine). 125 mg. Can this level cause a miscarraige?

No. Your body may require additional thyroid hormone during pregnancy, and your doctor can increase your synthroid (thyroxine) levels accordingly. As you're pregnant, I would suggest you try to see your doctor, printed copy of your laboratory TSH result in hand, today or early next week for adjustment.

I was pregnant fr 7 week (now had miscarriage) nd I took a blood test. TSH 3rd gen level is 26.28. what type of thyroid is that. Am taking thyrox-100 thyroxine sodium tablets IP as suggested by doctor.

Se below. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your TSH level suggests that an upward revision in your medication dose is warranted and you should discuss it with your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine.

I'm trying to have a baby my last tsh level was 5.6. I take thyroxine everyday. I ovulate every month with a 27 day cycle. Is it ok to keep trying?

Too high. Your TSH level is too high by today's recommended standards for trying to get pregnant. You could likely continue trying as long as you are working with a qualified doctor to get the TSH lower. Best wishes.

Is it safe to take higher doses of Synthroid (thyroxine) to get the TSH level up then to start reducing the levels to normalize it?

Synthroid (thyroxine). Higher doses of synthroid (thyroxine) should lower your tsh, not raise it. You should never change a dose of prescription medication without working out a plan with the doctor or health care provider who prescribed it to you and can monitor the results. Make an appointment with your doctor to discuss a plan that you both agree on.