Not asking for strict medical opinion, but more a question of whether anyone with similarr experience to our situation would suggest we seek alternate medical advice?
My wife has had hypothyroidism since birth, and prior to falling pregnant had a TSH of 2.9 as of May. A little over a week ago we found out she was pregnant, so under her mother's advice she went to see her GP to get her thyroid levels re-checked. Her GP was very reluctant to retest as she had so recently been tested but my wife insisted it be checked. Her results came back yesterday with a TSH of 8.4, and her GP has now upped her dose to 150 micrograms of levothyroxin from a previous dose of 125 micrograms, and for her to be next checked in 4 to 6 weeks.
Can anybody tell us please :
Whether doctors can gauge a dosage requirement accurately from the change in someone's TSH tests?
Whether this would need confirmation the new dosage is working prior to 4-6 weeks' time?
Whether we should possibly be seeking medical advice from a different GP?
She's already miscarried once in the past 12 months, and we're very worried about this happening again. Please, tell us if we sound like we're flapping without reasonable cause, or whether (were you in this situation) you'd seek alternate medical advice?
Thank you for reading this
A flapping father-to-be.