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Have hypothyroidism. Taking levothyroxine. Can I conceive with an increased dosage?

hello doctor, i am 31 years old women and married 5 months ago. in the month of august identified i am having hypothyroid with ref. value 22 so with doctor consultation in qatar i am taking levothyroxine 50 mcg for one month. in september according to my sister (she is also doctor in india) i increased my dosage to 100 mcg (i.e. 50 mcg + 50mcg - two tablets). this is correct. because i am trying to conceive. please advice me. since my age is above 30 i want to conceive early. pls guide me.
Asked On : Wed, 19 Sep 2012
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For conceiving you must have controlled thyroid status.
Take your medicines regularly and see to it that your TSH levels are between .3 to 3.0 units.
TSH levels around 2 to 2.5 are the ideal levels for conception to occur.
You should keep on getting your TSH levels done every 6 weeks till the faired levels of TSH are reached.
Make it a point that you take calcium supplement also as LEVOTHYROXINE tends to deplete calcium in your body.
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