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Thyroid medication intake, pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Thyroid Problem and Hormonal Problems
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User :   hi,i m 36+ weeks pregnant,i have finished my thyroxine and it a weekend i have to wait till monday. if i will not take my thyroxine for 2-3 days, does it harm my baby. shall i go to the boots pharmacy?please answer quickly
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   I am
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   How is your thyroid status controlled with medications?
User :   hi,
User :   i am very much worried where from i will get the tablets
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have the prescription?
User :   yes i am taking 100micrograms is now controlled
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Since how long have you been on it?
User :   3 years
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i am worried because i m pregnant.
Doctor :   Do you have the prescription?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok

User :   i live in uk,and without prescription i will not get the medicine.
User :   what to do?
Doctor :   Yes, I do understand

Doctor :   for 2 days it is not a problem
Doctor :   you can wait
Doctor :   but not after that
User :   is it
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   If possible get it done earlier
User :   ok.
User :   no.i will get it on mondy.
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Fine
User :   does it will harm my baby
Doctor :   2 days is not a problem, I repeat
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other questions?

User :   why do i feel very low?
User :   if i will not take my thyroxine?
Doctor :   Pregnancy as well as the thyroid can cause such psychological fluctuations

Doctor :   it is a symptom of low thyroid status
Doctor :   but does not exhibhi immediately on skipping a dose
User :   i alwys feel that somthin is going in my head
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   that is a pscyhological problem
Doctor :   otherwise no issues
User :   i am lso taking vitamin d tablets.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   severe defecency of vitamin d
Doctor :   that is nothing to do with the low feeling you get
User :   ok fine
Doctor :   Do you have any other queries?
User :   do u think the pharmacist will help me
Doctor :   I cannot predict that

User :   if i will go to ny pharmacy?
User :   are u in
User :   i mean octor : Yes, I am ?
Doctor :   I am in
User :   ok ,then u shouldn't know about uk medical syster
Doctor :   I am aware of it as I do get many patients

Doctor :   from
Doctor :   As per the communication, I can say
Doctor :   that it is difficult to refill without a new prescription

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