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Old 06-03-2009, 09:56 AM   #1
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Anyone pregnant and have a really low TSH?

My TSH has been anywhere from below .01 to .05. I have had 5 miscarriages in the past 2 years and I'm just wondering if that has any bearing on it. Usually if the TSH is too high it causes problems, but I can't find anything that says low TSH will cause miscarriages.

Are you pg and have a low tsh?
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Re: Anyone pregnant and have a really low TSH?

I have hypothyroid (low levels). I know that it can affect getting preggo (it can cause you to NOT ovulate or not have your period at all) but I don't know that it will actually cause you to miscarry. I wasn't on my meds when I got preggo with this bean or my last so you can get preggo with low thyroid levels. I don't know what my numbers were. Honestly though, even if it doesn't cause miscarriage you should be on meds because any kind of thyroid imbalance is bad for you and your baby.

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ETA: I just breezed over a couple websites and one of two did briefly mention low thyroid levels causing miscarriage. Talk to your dr/midwife
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:33 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone pregnant and have a really low TSH?

you should look into virgin coconut oil for hypothyroidism... i take synthroid, but never felt 100% till i started taking vco daily... there is lots of info about it on the web... just a thought!
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Re: Anyone pregnant and have a really low TSH?

Do you know if you have hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism? I get easily confused because of the converse relationship between TSH and diagnosis.

A high TSH means the body is producing more thyroid stimulating hormone than normal, so the brain is trying to tell the body to make more thyroid hormone. This means the thyroid is not working as well as it should, i.e. hypothryoidism.

A low TSH means the brain is sending out the signal to make less thyroid hormone. The thyroid is making too much. Thus the person has hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is diagnosed by low TSH and high T3 and T4. That is why I always request a full thyroid panel instead of just the TSH at my check-ups. Hyperthyroidism is linked to an increased risk for miscarriage.

Whichever one you have, I would suggest you see a Dr. ASAP. I have hypothyroidism and have had to work very hard to keep my TSH, T3 and T4 levels in the normal range and at a levels I feel good at. I have had three healthy pregnancies with three healthy babies. Good luck!

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Re: Anyone pregnant and have a really low TSH?

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.
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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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Re: Anyone pregnant and have a really low TSH?

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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.
Opps...meant low thyroid levels, not TSH. I was typing quickly with a baby on my lap. Last time I had then check about 2 months ago they were 1. something. I take 125 mcg of Synthroid daily.
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Re: Anyone pregnant and have a really low TSH?

When I was pregnant with dd my tsh levels were super low. <0.01 which was the lowest the test could read. However my free T3 and T4 levels were within acceptable range. TSH is simply an screen and not always a predictable indicator of thyroid function. Do you know your free T3 and T4 right now? That would give you more useful information. If you are pregnant already, it is dangerous to have a decreased T4 (thyroid is not producing enough hormone). It is less dangerous for the baby if you have an increased T4. However it seems to be more difficult to get pregnant with an increased T4 because more often that not increased thyroid activity causes irregular cycles.

I hope my experience is helpful and not confusing!
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Re: Anyone pregnant and have a really low TSH?

I was .04 on my last test. I have had 4 misscarriages but only one of them has been since I have gained the thyroid issue. I am almost 11 weeks pregnant now. I did how ever take progesterone for awhile and they are sending me to a specialist to see about monitoring it because when you have it very low like that you have to watch it and be very cautious
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Re: Anyone pregnant and have a really low TSH?

I am hypothyroid and I have been for many years. I've never had my tsh this low before...and don't know if that is causing issues.
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