Babytots I'm lucky in the fact that my Dad is a doctor and also has Graves'. I remember the first incling that there was something wrong was when I had a very light period. I normally have incredibly heavy and painful periods, but this one was just spotting. I had palpitations and thought I was drinking too much Coke, but my Dad took my pulse and said I should go to work with him the following day. I had a resting heart rate of 170 and arhythmia. My other symptoms were: I was shaky and my body was intoleratant to any form of exercise. I began to get itchy hives all over my body, my hair started falling out and I was so hot all the time. I didn't really put them all together as symptoms of something being wrong until I went to hosptial though. It is easily brought under control and although I've relapsed twice it is relatively straight forward to keep under control. Its always good to get your thyroid levels checked if you're worried.
I'm glad we have this thread because it does help with taking control of our own bodies. Thanks hedgewitch. I know i'm going to read up more on Graves to just be familiar with it. I will be doing blood work to rule out thrombophillia. My new dr thinks its an important thing to rule out as it often goes undiagnosed and is connected to multiple losses. I think its hormonal issue connected to a short LP, which was raised today, and that will be pursued after 2 more cycles. They tend to leave out the progesterone testing, which must be repeated throughout the cycle, unless you push for it.
would my consultant test for it then if i asked? would rather have my thyroids checked to make sure. glad that your able to keep it under control though peach. how fab having your dad as a doc too.
loos like loss no.4 for me as got a bfp on friday and tests since have gotten fainter and now feel like af is going to come at any moment. hopw not as dont have any pads in the house just pantyliners. x
Just wanted to add my story to this - have had 3 mmc.
I had my first mmc in Jan 08 then 2 months later they removed one of my ovaries due to a tumour.
I got pregnant exactly a year after the first and had my 2nd D&C a year to the day later in Jan - 09, again a mmc. Got BFP again in May 09 and have been having regular scans and taking aspirin this time, saw the heartbeat 3 weeks in a row and then 10 days ago nothing. I knew what was coming - had my 3rd D&C yesterday, am actually feeling ok at the mo but am just waiting for the hormones to start falling!! I got my rmc testing done yesterday so just have to wait 3 months on the results and then take it from there.
At the minute as we all know you have good days and bad days to come but have been advised to not ttc till the test results come back so me and OH are going to have a nice holiday and I'm going to try and make the next few months as stress free as possible.......
Just wanted to add my story as its good to read everyone elses experiences and realise you're not alone xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
AS1 Thank you for sharing and I love you plan to take it easy and keep things stress free I think we need that to keep ourselves strong for this process. I'm sorry you had to endure this, are they or have they done any other testing?
Jaccib how are you doing?
Thanks - I had routeine tests done with my doc after my 2nd mmc inc thyroid, hormones, blood count etc..... and they all came back clear.
Yesterday that was the genetics testing that you get after rcm. I have a really great consultant as normally I would have to go back in 2 months for the testing but they were able to do it yesterday after my op. I notice you say you can't get progesterone testing? Things are so different in the states as I suppose you have to pay for everything?? Its such an easy thing to test and treat if that is the problem so I would push for that if I were you.
I'm seein you're in NY thats one of the places I plan to be stress free I think!!NYC is my fav place in the world!
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