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Posted by: Suren | 2010/08/25

Pregnancy

Hi, my wife has missed a period and has done a home test which says positive.When should we do a blood test to verify.
Also she is on chronic medication for hyper thyroid and takes eltroxin and metfomin. Must she now stop taking these medications ???

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She should make an appointment with a gynaecologist as soon as possible. She should definitely continue the eltroxin. The metformin will depend on why she is taking it. If she is diabetic, she should continue till she sees her doctor. She may then be changed to insulin.Strict sugar control is very important in pregnancy.

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Posted by: gynaedoc | 2010/08/26

She should make an appointment with a gynaecologist as soon as possible. She should definitely continue the eltroxin. The metformin will depend on why she is taking it. If she is diabetic, she should continue till she sees her doctor. She may then be changed to insulin.Strict sugar control is very important in pregnancy.

Best wishes

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Posted by: lynne | 2010/08/25

Hi There
she must definately not stop taking it until consulting with her Dr who will confirm which dose to take as a thyroid imbalance can seriously harm the baby as well.

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