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Suggest treatment for hypothyroidism in pregnancy

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Posted on Sat, 12 Jul 2014
Question: I have just found out i am 5 weeks pregnant. I have not been to the doctors yet. I am worried as i have an underactive thyroid i am currently taking 100 do i need to put my dose up ? i have read not having enough thyroid hormone can cause problems
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Answered by Dr. Chetna Jain (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
If well controlled no issues

Detailed Answer:
hypothyroid is very commonly seen in pregnant. thyroxin is a safe drug in pregnancy. if well controlled thyroid disease has no effect on fetus. pl check your thyroid function and see your obstetrician. continue medication. start taking folic acid 1 tab daily 5 mg . best wishes
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Chetna Jain (16 minutes later)
Could it already be harming the fetus if i need a higher dose due to pregnancy
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Answered by Dr. Chetna Jain (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No worry

Detailed Answer:
pl trust that thyroxine is very safe even at higher doses. as of now don't change your dose. do a thyroid function test to know if a change is required. this can be safely taken through out pregnancy without any fear for the baby
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: If well controlled no issues Detailed Answer: hypothyroid is very commonly seen in pregnant. thyroxin is a safe drug in pregnancy. if well controlled thyroid disease has no effect on fetus. pl check your thyroid function and see your obstetrician. continue medication. start taking folic acid 1 tab daily 5 mg . best wishes