file Question re TSH results

8 years 1 week ago - 8 years 1 week ago #181887 by Huggles
Question re TSH results was created by Huggles
Hi Dr Klopper,

I am currently 12 weeks pg.
I have been on thyroid medication for the past appr. 18 years due to an underactive thyroid gland.

Last week I had my TSH levels tested when I had my routine pg blood tests done, and the result came back as 6.7.
As far as I know, that means that my current medication dose is too low and the thyroid has gone underactive again.

But my gynae then requested T3 and T4 levels to be tested and they came back fine. So he has said that since those are fine it means that my thyroid is functioning normally on the current dosage, and he has recommended that I continue on my current dose.

However, I'm fairly sure that in the past when I have had results like that with my GP, she has adjusted my medication accordingly. Although she has never requested T3 and T4 levels to be tested, so only gone purely on the TSH result.

I know that gynaes don't routinely treat thyroid issues so now I'm wondering if he is correct in his recommendation (to leave the dosage as is), or should I contact my GP and request a second opinion?

I am currently on Euthyrox 0.075mg once daily.

For many years I was on Eltroxin 0.1mg once daily, but when i first fell pg last year it sent my TSH levels haywire and the dosage was adjusted accordingly (by my GP). Then after i gave birth they went haywire again, and once again we managed to finally find a new dosage which worked (hence the switch to Euthyrox). But now I'm wondering if I shouldn't switch back to the Eltroxin 0.1mg daily based on the latest TSH results.

Your medical opinion would be greatly appreciated.

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8 years 1 week ago #181903 by Bona Dea
Replied by Bona Dea on topic Question re TSH results
I wanted to answer, but I see it was directed at Dr Klopper now.

congrats on being pregnant again Huggles :-)

Ek: 35
ML: 35
Dogtertjie: April 2015
Pretoria

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