Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)

Discussion in 'First Trimester' started by RoxyFaye, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. RoxyFaye

    RoxyFaye Member

    Jun 26, 2016
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    Hi on Friday I found out that I was pregnant. I called the doctors and he said my blood test in March was fine and he will put on my midwife notes that I have hypothyroidism. Anyone had experience with this? Can I request to have blood taken again?
  2. Clementine

    Clementine Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2013
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    Hi Roxy if you have hypothyroidism (Underachieve Thyroid) normally you would be treated by taking Eltroxin daily (synthetic form of Free T4) - do you know your results for TSH , Free T3 and Free T4 ? (the higher your TSH the more underachieve you are) For Free T4 you want the result to be in the upper range as this means you have enough Free T4 in your blood.

    Normally your TSH is kept between 1.0 and 2.5 when trying to conceive and in the Tri 1.

    I would ring your Midwife as they may have an Endocrinologist (specialises in Thyroid Problems) that works with their Maternity department and you could meet with them.

    I have a treated underachieve thyroid I take 100mg Eltroxin daily when I got my BFP my consultant increased it by 25mg daily.

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