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Date : 11-Oct-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hi I just tested for thyroid TSH and it came 9.5..So need help how to reduce it
Doctor:May I know the reason why the test was done?
User:actullay my health is increased also more fats seen below my cheek so i thought to get tht test done
Doctor:Yes, the TSH values are high.
Doctor:I suggest that you are secreting low thyroid hormones and that should be causing weight gain.
Doctor:It can be brought down with thyroid supplements alone.
Doctor:There are various thyroid supplements like eltroxin, thyronorm, levothyrox and so on.
User:my main concern is as i am planing for child and it came in between
Doctor:You will need to take one such product in adequate dose religiously.
User:yes my dr.gave me thyronorm 50mg tablets currently
Doctor:I understand your concern.
Doctor:Hypothyroidism can both alter fertility chances.
Doctor:Even if you conceive, lack of thyroid hormone can affected brain growth of the baby.
Doctor:Therefore plan to treat the condition before you try further with pregnancy.
User:just my concern is in this situation can we take chance for a child or not
Doctor:Thyronorm 50mcg may be just ok dose; however you would need to repeat the test a month or two later.
Doctor:If TSH values does not decline the dose should be increased upto 100mcg.
Doctor:Like I said, do not plan for pregnancy with high TSH level.
Doctor:It may cause complications with the baby.
Doctor:You can plan for pregnancy only after TSH value is in control.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:okk..actually we unkonwningly took chance just before the test.this time my period is nt came on time yet.still i m waiting to see period come in next 3-4 days or not..
Doctor:If periods don't resume in the next 3-4 days, you can get urine tested to rule out pregnancy.
Doctor:Hypothyroidism by itself can delay periods.
Doctor:So get the pregnancy test if periods do not resume in the next 3-5 days.
User:okk.sure but nt sure bt if it happens to be pregnanat then what will be ur advice?
Doctor:The choice to continue pregnancy is yours then.
Doctor:But as a physician my opinion would be to continue pregnancy.
Doctor:Thyronorm dose can be increased further to bring TSH values to normal limits faster
Doctor:it should take care of any problems.
Doctor:Start tab. folvite 5mg now
Doctor:until it is clear it is not pregnancy related.
User:yes actullay if it happens then we both want the same but have some fear about normal pregancy thats whay worrying
Doctor:The chances of complications are high if TSH values are not brought under control.
Doctor:We can correct the TSH values with medications easily.
User:anyways thank you Dr XXXXXXX for valuable advice..just one last Q.apart from current tablelt is there anything precasution i take to make TSH less?
Doctor:So don't be worried.
Doctor:Get the test done.
User:anyways thank you Dr XXXXXXX for valuable advice..just one last Q.apart from current tablelt is there anything precaution i take to make TSH less?
Doctor:There is a list of food
Doctor:named as goitrogens.
Doctor:The list includes cabbage, cauliflower, a variety of spinach, soya, millets and so on.
Doctor:These you need to restrict.
Doctor:Use iodized salt.
Doctor:These have positive influence on thyroid problems.
User:thanks again for ur valuable advice..will do the same as u suggested
Doctor:Do you have any other query.
User:No this is the main concern for me currently
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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