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Pregnant, in final trimester, tests showed elevation in TSH, taking eltroxin. What else can be done for reducing levels?

Hi this is soma having a pregnency of 31st week. My height is 5.4 feet .What should be the weight of my baby and me ? Now after TSH test I have 7.5 which tensed me much more, so what should i do now to make the TSH value within reference range. Now i am taking eltroxin 50 according to my doctor . So plz suggest me what should i do now?
Asked On : Mon, 23 Jul 2012
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Hello. Welcome to hcm
Hypothyroidism is a condition where thyroid does not release hormone. So our body tries to give stimulus to thyroid by increasing TSH. In pregnancy,as there is more requirement,many mothers have high TSH.
I advice you to increase the dosage of eltroxin to 75micrograms and repeat the test in a week. The dosage might be adjusted seeing the results.
Also your doctor should be careful about the complications of hypothyroidism in pregnancy and you should have regular check ups.
Finally after the child is born,child has to be checked for hypothyroidism by heel prick test as thyroid hormone is very important for brain development.
All the best
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