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23 Aug 2007

Hypothyroid & pregnancy
Dear Gynaedoc

My doctor has told me that my thyroid is low, I am 13 weeks pregnant, she said that although it is low it is still within the normal range but that she would like me to start taking Altroxin now. She explained that a low thyroid can cause developmental problems in the baby like a low IQ. About 10 days ago I had a bit of a bleeding scare and have been complaining of being more tired than in my last pregnancy, which was just last year - my baby is now 7 months old. My question is, if I have a low thyroid function now, does it automatically mean that I would have suffered the same condition during my first pregnancy? My baby is making all the appropriate milestones for her age as she hits each month, and I took omegas throughout that pregnancy as I am doing now. Do I have any reason to worry? And is Altroxin completely safe during pregnancy?
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01 Jan 0001

Eltroxin is safe in pregnancy. It would not be possibel to say when your thyroid problem started but, if your child's milestones are normal, there should be no need to worry.

Best wishes
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