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Pregnant, prescribed with 75MCG for TSH level. Safe?

Mar 2013
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i am 8 weeks pregnant and my TSH level is 8.3 and doctor suggested 75MCG to take daily,is there any impact on baby?

Posted Mon, 1 Apr 2013 in Child Birth
Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham 16 minutes later
Thank you for your query.

Firstly, ithe first trimester, TSH levels are recommended to be ideally less than 2.5, so yes, your TSH value is definitely high.
Please take the recommended dose sincerely, in fact, religiously now.
Your TSH values are not very high, so please do not stress out about the implications on the baby.
Hypothyroidism has negative impacts such as increased risks of miscarriages, decreased mental prowess of the baby etc, however this is just an increased risk, and overall the risk is still pretty low as long as you control your TSH with medication.
The risk is much higher if your T4 and TPO values also are abnormally high or the TSH is grossly deranged, which is not so in your case.
Please make sure you take adequate folic acid supplements though.
Also, have your TSH levels checked regularly, and ensure that the dose is tapered to maintain the desired levels.

Am hereby sending a link for you to read.
The language is technical, but you should grasp enough to clear your doubts.

Take care, all the best and feel free to discuss further.

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