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    Hi there,

    Wondering if anyone could shed some light on my current situation. So I've been prescribed eutroxsig to manage my thyroid.

    No issues with being prescribed this as it's already helped balance everything out.

    However, my sister had the same issues and her doctor put her on the same medication and put this down to why her baby was a bit smaller and possibly stopped growing.

    I had this conversation with my doctor and he said that was ridiculous.

    So I'd be keen to hear from anyone who has possibly been on the same medication and how it affected their baby, if it did at all?

    Thank you so much for your help in settling this family debate!

    Jennifer

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    Hi Jennifer, your GP is right. Thyroxine is totally safe to take during pregnancy.
    I had to take it while pregnant with DD and she was 3.44kg when born at 38w.
    I don't want to begin to think about how big she would have been at 40w!
    My thyroid issues where managed by the head endocrinology professor at the Garvan Institute so I'm pretty confident he knew what he was doing.
    I did a lot of literature reviews when I was diagnosed as I took wanted to do he best for bub. I never saw anything linking low birthweight or IUGR and taking thyroxine.
    Hope this helps

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    Hi. I am 13 weeks pregnant and have been on Thyroxine for about 2.5 years.

    From what I read and what I have been told its totally safe to use this medication. In pregnancy you have to be monitored very closely to ensure ypur levels are right. The most critical period is the first 15 weeks due to brain development in particular of the baby.

    I have had to adjust my medication already and go back at the end of this week for another check up. I will ask the question about low birth weight because they never mentioned that to me.

    Good luck and definitely take the medication...better to be safe.

    Hope this helps.

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    Thank you so much for the feedback! I really do appreciate it.

    From what I've heard it's worse if the thyroid is left untreated as there is some research about it linking to Autism and ADHD?

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    Thyroxin is just replacing the hormone that you would normally produce if your thyroid wasn't under active. There is no risk in taking it, you do have to make sure you're taking the correct dose.

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    I was put on eutroxsig at 13 weeks I was assured by gp midwives & ob that it was safe dd3 came out a happy and healthy baby 10 days overdue at 8lb 9oz during my pregnancy I just had 4 I think extra blood test to watch levels

    I'm actually about to start the medication again I just stopped not long after having dd3 as I ran out of it and didn't go back to checked.

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    If left untreated you are at greater risk of miscarriage and pre-term birth. I don't think the risk is worth not taking the thyroxine.

    For what it's worth I was on it during my pregnancy and DD was born at 40 weeks at 3.5kg. I went through IVF to get my bub and they definitely wanted me on the medication.

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    I have been on euroxsig for years because I have a very under active thyroid most I my life. I was also concerned but the doctors assured me that it is totally safe and it's doesn't pass through the baby at all.

    Our little girl was born at 8lb 7oz and is above the 97th percentile for height and in the 75th for her weight. So clearly didn't affect her (or would hate to think how big she would be of it has. Haha)!

    It will be more dangerous for you if you don't take it!

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    Thanks again.

    Certainly would never think of not taking a medication recommended by my doctor as I was put on eutroxsig at 5 weeks.

    Was just more intrigued why another doctor would say
    eutroxsig was possibly the reason for a smaller baby or why a baby would stop growing.

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    It is interesting because I never heard that and read it either.

    Thanks to everyone for their posts as well because this is my third baby and first time having to take tyroxine while pregnant.

    Gives me some reassurance as well knowing that there are other mums put there who have delivered healthy babies.

    I have been stressing myself out over it! Lol

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