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Given Levothyroxine

Hi, I am 26 years old and 2 weeks pregnant with Hashi and have been given Levothyroxine with a retest in 6-8 weeks. Also had vitamins and minerals checked. Hair falling out, feeling cold and more tired. Thank you in advance.

Free T4 10.8 (12 - 22)

Free T3 3.1 (3.1 - 6.8)

TSH 29 (0.2 - 4.2)

TPO antibodies 1000 (<34)

Ferritin 7 (15 - 150)

Folate 2.1 (4.6 - 18.7)

Vitamin B12 144 (190 - 900)

Vitamin D 13.6 (<25 severe)

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How much Levothyroxine has your GP prescribed?

What supplements have been prescribed for your terribly low vitamin levels

You need testing for Pernicious Anaemia before starting B12 injections

Folic acid supplements should not be started until after first B12 injection

Loading dose of vitamin D needed

Ferritin is dangerously low. You need full iron panel test, definitely iron supplements possibly iron infusion

Ask for blood testing for coeliac disease

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25mcg to take for 3 weeks, then 50mcg for another 3 weeks after that and a retest before deciding to increase to 75

Iron was below range, haemoglobin below range, MCV below range, MCHC above range, given iron tablets.

Given folic acid 5mg

Given loading dose of vit D

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Go back and request testing for Pernicious Anaemia and B12 injections.

Low B12 is not good for babies development

Were you given 3 x ferrous fumerate daily?

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Given 3 ferrous fumarate daily yes

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nhs.uk/conditions/vitamin-b...

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Before you start taking folic acid, your GP will check your vitamin B12 levels to make sure they're normal. This is because folic acid treatment can sometimes improve your symptoms so much that it masks an underlying vitamin B12 deficiency.

If a vitamin B12 deficiency isn't detected and treated, it could affect your nervous system.

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I am so sorry you are going through this. I would ask for a Natural dessicated form of thyroid replacement. Since Levo is only T4. Your thyroid needs T3. When I switched I felt so much better!

Here's is a great link: stopthethyroidmadness.com/n...

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