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Thyroid & Pregnancy

By Anonymous September 26, 2010 - 3:05am
 
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Please give me your valuable advice to my following inquiry: -
My 25years old wife is thyroid patient and she is into her 2nd month of 3rd pregnancy.
Yesterday after testing TSH level have found the result is >60.00 miul/ml. The level is too high even though she was having alternate day 100mcg of ELTROXIN (Thyroxine Tables BP); sometimes missing as well.
For your info her thyroid has been discovered during second pregnancy.
My questions are: -

• What preventative measure we have to take urgently in order not to harm mother & baby?
• How we can get TSH normal level; how many mcg thyroxine tablets have to be taken, is it daily & till how long?
• Does thyroid or its high level of TSH harm the baby?
• Is there will be any inefficiency during delivery?
• Please give me additional information to get the things under control?
Highly appreciate your usual cooperation & very much thankful for great help. Regards,

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Anonymous

Thank you much for your quick reply & great help.
Really after reading your reply I am quiet relax to a certain extent.
The medication prescribed by the doctor to my wife is 125mcg ELTROXIN (Thyroxine Tablets BP) daily before breakfast.
Please give me your expert advice is it prefect to reach the normal TSH levels? Or do she need to increase more dosage since she is about to start 3rd month of her pregnancy. Please I am waiting eagerly to know your suggestion.
Moreover wants to know that during pregnancy till the delivery we need to monitor TSH level monthly or how?
Appreciate your reply.

September 30, 2010 - 3:30am

Thank you for your questions!

It sounds like your wife is doing great with having her TSH levels monitored, and it is important to know that "during pregnancy the dose of thyroid medication often needs to be increased as the needs of the thyroid hormone become greater as the pregnancy progresses. (Dr. Arem at: Thyroid and Pregnancy: Most Common Thyroid Issues.

The exact dosage must be determined by your wife's doctor, as indicated through testing, and will most likely need to be increased until her TSH levels are within normal ranges. This is the best preventative measures, and should be done immediately.

To answer your other questions, yes, high levels of TSH may cause harm to the fetus (birth defects), and can also cause harm to the mother with pre-eclampsia or eclampsia. These are preventable, so please do not worry, as these conditions can happen when thyroid conditions are left UNTREATED. Your wife's thyroid is being treated, and her medication may need to be increased in order to prevent TSH levels from being out of the normal range.

When your wife received the test results of TSH levels not being within normal range, what was the treatment prescribed by her doctor?

September 26, 2010 - 7:53am
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Anonymous (reply to Alison Beaver)

Thank you much for your quick reply & great help.
Really after reading your reply I am quiet relax to a certain extent.
The medication prescribed by the doctor to my wife is 125mcg ELTROXIN (Thyroxine Tables BP) daily before breakfast.
Please give me your expert advice is it prefect to reach the normal TSH levels? Or do she need to increase more dosage since she is about to start 3rd month of her pregnancy. Please I am waiting eagerly to know your suggestion.
Moreover wants to know that during pregnancy till the delivery we need to monitor TSH level monthly or how?
Appreciate your reply.

September 27, 2010 - 8:40am
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