Re: Pregnant with elevated TSH.Pls advice,very worried =(
Your T4 is more important than your TSH. However, your MD should be testing your free T4, not your total T4 as he has done. Standard thyroid monitoring for pregnancy is both TSH and free T4, not just TSH and not total T4. And free T4 needs to be well within the upper third of its range.
That said, your high TSH is an indication that you need more T4 than your gland is making right now. Without an accurate measurement of free T4, it's hard to say how much more you need, though. I can tell you that 12.5 is not a true, therapeutic dose. You should be taking enough to lower your TSH to the 1-1.5 level and to have your free T4 in the very upper third of its range.
(BTW, your total T4 is not as high as you appear to think; it's just above mid-range, and it has lots and lots of room to be higher.)
When you have blood drawn for the TSH this week, insist on a free T4 at the same time. Not total; free T4.
Let us know.
Last edited by midwest1; 09-01-2009 at 01:47 PM.