Can anyone tell me if I need to increase my dose of Levothyroxine myself as soon as I get a positive pregnancy test or do I have to wait to see the specialist at 12wk scan?
Last pregnancy my GP refused to increase dose or to run bloods until 12 weeks...but it seems that defeats the point as the earlier weeks are the most important aren’t they?
Any advice would be great as can’t get to go till Monday now.
I’m adding an update as I wasn’t sure how to reply to those all that responded with info & advise.
Spoke to GP this morning, he said it wasn’t necessary to increase my dosage with pregnancy as my levels were in Normal range (TSH 2.9 range 0.4-4 & T4 16.9 range 12-22) at last test in March.
During my previous pregnancy the specialist I saw as under active thyroid classes the pregnancy as High Risk advised that dosage should be increased immediately when pregnancy is confirmed, and regular blood tests following after.
I tried to convey this to the GP but he didn’t seem to agree with what I was saying, I even suggested to call the hospital specialist as they had advised me in this situation.
The GP this morning has reluctantly said I should get my levels checked and has marked for the Lab so that should be viewed with pregnancy ranges.
He also advised that dosage thereafter the test would be on advise of the midwife- who last pregnancy- I didn’t see till 10wks.
It all seems a bit of a shambles, I don’t want to make a fuss, but I’m not sure if I’m being given the correct information or care.
So test is booked for first thing tomorrow- results usually come back in a couple of days and I can update here with ranges.
But advice ongoing would be hugely appreciated!