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Hypothyroid symptoms/ pregnancy

Hello all,

I have been a thyroid patient (hypo) for about 6 years. I am currently taking synthroid- 100 mcg. Here are my current test results:          (range)

TSH- 2.65           (.40-4.5)
T4- 8.0               (4.5-12.0)
Free T4- 1.1        (.8- 1.8)
Free T3- 2.7        (2.3-4.2)



My questions are: Do my scores "look" good? Where should my labs be for getting/being pregnant?

On the blood work results, it states that my TSH for being in the first trimester should be .26- 2.66 but I think we all know that the ranges aren't always right. I know that I have felt better in the past while having a TSH of about 1.0 and that I currently feel like crap (foggy minded, hair falling out, weight gain with no lifestyle changes, etc.). Are my Free T3 and Free T4 scores where they should be?
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Both your FT3 and FT4 are on the low side, and those numbers are supported by your symptoms.  FT4 is only 30% of range (50% is the guideline), and FT3 is only 21% of range (50+% is the guideline here).

It looks from your labs like you need an increase, and you have the symptoms to match.  You want to increase your meds a bit and make sure they're stable before conceiving.  You'll want to be monitored carefully during pregnancy as demand is likely to increase.  

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