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Posted by Patty
on September 30, 2000 at 01:35:13:
In Reply to: Thyroid drugs during pregnancy posted by Kandace on September 29, 2000 at 15:44:12:
: I am currently being treated for hypothyroidism.
: My doctor wants me to make a decision whether to continue taking Armour thyroid or switch to
: Synthroid before I get pregnant. Does anyone know
: of any differences in how Armour affects a fetus versus Synthroid? Or, where could I go to get info
: on the two drugs and their impact on a fetus?
I am seven weeks pregnant and have been on Synthroid for almost a year. I honestly do not know the differences between the two medications but I can tell you that my doctor said there are no risks involved in being on thyroid medication and being pregnant. The medication is simply acting as your thyroid hormone, which should be in your body normally and therefore it does not act like a drug and have any adverse affect. I hope this helps ease your fears. I would ask your doctor why he is asking you to switch medications and what the differences are between the two. All I have heard of is Synthroid and I think it is very popular for hypothyroidism. I know a few others who take it as well. My doctor told me I am not at high risk or any other risk for my pregnancy. (this is my second pregnancy and I was not hypothyroid for my first.)
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