(Closed) Thyroid Advice and TSH

posted 3 years ago in TTC
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Busy bee
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NMom17 :  I have a thyroid condition and I’m currently 38 weeks pregnant. When I conceived my tsh was 3.1 so it’s definitely possible to conceive at that level. However when you’re pregnant it’s advised to keep the tsh below 2.5, ideally below 2, so I increased my dosage pretty quickly and had monthly blood tests throughout pregnancy to keep it under 2.5. If you get pregnant I would 100% get it tested every month – it’s very important to the baby’s development and it’s not meds, it’s a hormone replacement so it’s natural (and necessary if you don’t produce enough). 

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NMom17 :  oh no, I’ve been on meds for about 8 years or so. My tsh levels fluctuate quite a lot so I got tested when we started TTC and it was 1.2 or something, and then four months later when I fell pregnant I got tested again and it was 3.1, I upped my dose and within two weeks it had fallen to about 0.7 haha. I’m always impressed by people who’s levels are so stable that it takes months to see a change! Wish I was like that!

For your situation I think it makes sense to go on the meds now and get your levels stable before you get pregnant.Tsh levels rise quite rapidly in the first few weeks of pregnancy so it’s something to keep an eye on for sure, maybe get tested as soon as you have your positive pregnant test and again at 8 weeks if you can

 

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