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Pregnant, prescribed levothyroxine for hypothyroidism. Will it affect the baby?

Hi, i am 24 years old and just found out that im 4 & 1/2 weeks pregnant ... about a month ago i was diognoised with hypothyriodism from an er doctor my level read 5.81. the following day my primary care doc said that my levels wernt that dramatic and that i would be fine not taking the 0.25 mg of levothyroxine that the er doc perscribed. not that im pregnant im worried about bad effects for the baby. I have an apt on tues but im really worried, what should I do?
Asked On : Wed, 11 Apr 2012
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Hi, I think you should continue to take your prescription as it is very important to keep your thyroid levels strictly within normal range during Ist 12 weeks of pregnancy. Levothyroxine is absolutely safe in pregnancy & you MUST take it, if, it is indicated. It may be harmful for your fetus if your levels are not properly controlled. So, don't hesitate & don't worry at all. Just continue your follow up with your obstetrician & endocrinologist. Best of luck.
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