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December 10th, 2010, 10:29 AM
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I had a follow up appt with my new ob/gyn for the miscarriage. He mentioned that he would raise my dosage if I got pregnant. He would rather it be making to much than to little.

Isn't that dangerous? I always get heart palpitations if I take to much.
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December 11th, 2010, 05:02 AM
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I always get heart palpitations when my dosage is raised, as my body gets used to the stronger amount. But they usually go away after two weeks, so I've just figured that that was a normal reaction. I'm curious to see if others have the same reaction to upped dosages? To answer your question more specifically, the only thing I can think of is maybe your doc wants to up your dosage to get your TSH on the low end, instead of the high end, for pregnancy. I can't say for sure, since I developed thyroid disease AFTER pregnancy. You could request a copy of your most recent bloodwork results and check your levels. I am so sorry that you had to go through a miscarriage, and I hope that you will be able to get the answers you need for a healthy pregnancy!
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December 15th, 2010, 08:51 AM
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I just started meds yesterday, so I've never had a dose increase. I'm hoping this helps you though! I'm really sorry about your m/c.
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December 20th, 2010, 11:08 AM
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thanks

I got my results from my regular doctor. They were not done till a month after the miscarriage. they were 1.9 but she just checked tsh nothing else. I think my old doctor checked more. (would have to find my lab copies first to double check) I kind of think I might need a doctor who knows more about thyroids than the doctor I have now does.

Still kind of worried about the ob/gyn doctor upping the dosage if I get pregnant again. They didn't do that for the last pregnancy. (but I had a different ob then)
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December 20th, 2010, 01:14 PM
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My RE auto upped mine with Oliver when I was 6w and I had horrid heart palps. My OB told me to go back on my reg dose (he's VERY smart when it comes to thyroid management). My levels were pretty steady my whole pg and never needed any adjustments. I would err on the side of caution and ask for a blood draw before auto upping them.
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December 21st, 2010, 06:42 PM
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my internist upped my meds as soon as I got pg, he said they like to up it at least 50%, so I went from 100mcg to 150mcg. Then he wrote me a req for bw in 6 weeks, I do it on Jan 10th

I was told before that there are risks to the baby of mom not getting enough meds, mainly IQ score type stuff--my kids need all the brain power they can get

I'm also on high dose beta blocker for high bp, so I do not have palpitations at all
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December 21st, 2010, 06:48 PM
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we did alot of synthroid adjusting when I was pg with Nolan based on levels
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December 21st, 2010, 06:53 PM
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My Oliver is as smart as a whip! No missing brain cells there.
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Protein S and Protein C deficient, Factor V Leiden , & MTHFR
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