Re: 28 wks pregnant & just diagnosed hypo
.05 mg(milligrams) = 50 mcg (micrograms)
You and your friend are most likely talking about the same amount, but confusing the terms that you use. 50 mcg(.05 mg) is probably a good dosage to start with. With thyroid hormones, you want to start slow and work up to an optimal dosage. As a comparison, I started out on .025 mg (25 mcg) and I'm currently on .2 mg(200 mcg), so your dosage is about 1/4 of mine. (It took me about 2 weeks to even feel any change, and about a month to feel good. Since they are giving you a T4 only drug, you will likely have blood drawn after 4-6 weeks of taking the medicine and the doctor will adjust accordingly.
Hope that helps some and I hope you will get to your optimal dose and feel good soon. It's tough enough being pregnant without the added problems of hypothyroidism.