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Old 06-05-2009, 04:10 PM   #7
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Re: Anyone pregnant and have a really low TSH?

Originally Posted by katengrace View Post
I have low TSH levels and I take Synthroid. I've had 3 healthy pregnancies in 3 years. My OB did tell me that miscarriage was a possibility if I didn't take my Synthroid during my pregnancies.

For clarification:

low TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) levels = hyperthyroid.
High TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone)levels = hypothyroid

TSH is the hormone that tells the body to produce more or less of the actual hormone, not the thyroid hormones themselves.

If a person has low thyroid hormones (NOT TSH) that person has hypothyroidism
High thyroid hormones (NOT TSH) the person has hyperthyroidism.

It is very important to know the difference, what your particular medical needs are, and treat/research accordingly.
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