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Thyroid and fertility

3month ago my Dr put me on 50mg of levothyroxine which too my thyroid level from 5.4 to 1.7. I fell pregnant and at 4 weeks went in to have my thyroid tested again. It had rise to 4 so after much encouragement my Dr put me on 75mg. I unfortunately miscarried at 6 weeks however my Dr told me to keep taking 75mg. I had my levels checked again yesterday and im down to 0.63. What I want to know is, what is the optimal thyroid level range for fertility. Is 0.63 too low? Should I be lowering my dose if my Dr refuses to?

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I'm sorry for your loss, Slizzy.

TSH of women planning pregnancy and newly pregnant should be in the low-normal range of 0.4-2.0 with FT4 in the upper range. When pregnancy is confirmed dose should be increased by 25-50mcg to ensure good foetal development.

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Also it would be worth getting vit D good and high, a decent ferritin level and good levels of the B vits. Iodine too unless you have Hashis, when it gets more complicated. This would all definitely help both you and the future babies.


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