I am self medicating myself with thyronorm 75 mcg, I don’t want to lose my baby this time?

Hi am 32 years, 6 weeks pregnant. TSH 6.61. Last pregnancy ended in 9 weeks because of blighted ovum, no heart beat and TSH reached 9.11. Never been on thyroid tablets. But took it during 2 weeks of last pregnancy but it was stopped after because the TSH value came down to 3.1. I am self medicating myself with thyronorm 75 mcg because i am unable to get any GP appointment as i dont want to loose the baby this time.


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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag
If the TSH is greater than 2.5 at any time during pregnancy, T4 levels should be checked to determine whether the hypothyroidism is overt or subclinical. If T4 is low, the diagnosis is overt hypothyroidism, which can impair the infant’s neurocognitive development. There are also increased risks for premature birth, low birthweight, and miscarriage. Overt hypothyroidism must be treated. If TSH is high and the T4 is normal, the diagnosis is subclinical hypothyroidism. In this case, the next step is to check for antithyroid peroxidase antibodies. In my opinion get the t4 checked first and let us. See .. Treatment… Read more »
Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

Hypothroidism can cause you to lose your baby , adjustment of the thyronorm on your own is not a good idea as you will need to increase dose with pregnancy , doctor will be monitoring your TSH and readjusting your dose accordingly , he will take into consideration your age sex and weight

Good Luck

Dr Masr
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Dr Masr

No problem to take thyroid hormone substitute during pregnancy, but first you need to measure t3 and t4 to make sure that you have hypothyroidism , then
Close monitoring of TSH levels

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi,
taking self medications may be dangerous.
you need to take thyronorm but it needs to be prescribed by a endocrinologist depending upon the variations in TSH levels

Thanks

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