Subclinical hypothyroidism during pregnancy?
April 28, 2011 2:35 PM Subscribe
I'm a little over 8 weeks pregnant, and other than the insane morning sickness, feel like I'm in good health. However, my thyroid results came back with normal free T4 and elevated TSH. Neither my regular doc nor my midwife seem concerned... so should I relax?
posted by allisonrae to health & fitness (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been in the subclinical category for years now, and none of my doctors have ever suggested any corrective measures, particularly as the free T4 has been normal. Currently my TSH is in the high 3s, though it has fluctuated into the low 4s before. I've read reports about developmental delays even with subclinical hypothyroidism – freshly alarmed, I'm wondering if this is worth pursuing with a third doctor (endocrinologist?). Anyone have experience with normal Free T4 but elevated TSH? How big of a deal is it, especially in pregnancy? YANAD – got it!