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Old Apr 26th, 2017, 16:54 PM   21
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Sorry to butt back in again but I saw my endo last week and thought the info might be helpful/a guide to seeing your endo.

When he tests me he does the full thyroid panel and compares it all. My TSH was higher on the chart but said the dose I was on was fine unless I was experiencing symptoms. When I told him I was TTC he upped my dose wanting me below 2.5 and told me the second I get a positive test to call so he can up my dose again. He said once I get pregnant (and to call him the second I find out) I'll need more medication. I'm getting blood tests again in two months to make sure the dose he gave me is lowering to where it needs to be and we'll play it by ear after that.

So get yourself an endo who will listen and support you. He's confident I'll be able to get pregnant and stay that way.

Sending baby dust during your TWW and beyond.



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Old Apr 26th, 2017, 17:56 PM   22
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Coming from someone who was diagnosed with graves AND hashimotos.. I met with an Endo before I started TTCing.. took me 4 months and we got our first BFP (at the time my tsh was a 2.25 and I was not on meds). It ended up a CP and after talking with my Endo she immediately put me on meds.. I got pregnant again a month and a half later and I'm 28 weeks now and my TSH is a 1.06. I'm on 50mcg of levothyroxine 7 days a week and two days I take a second 50mcg. This is the best I've felt with my thyroid symptoms...

Be open and honest with your Endo and they will guide you to a successful pregnancy.



 
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Old Apr 26th, 2017, 18:07 PM   23
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Garg, had no idea!! We are proof that it can happen with the right support!



 
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Old Apr 26th, 2017, 19:40 PM   24
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Garg, had no idea!! We are proof that it can happen with the right support!
Absolutely!!!



 
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Old Apr 30th, 2017, 18:10 PM   25
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Hey all. I am glad you started this thread. I just started one too about my hashimoto's looking for others, because I hadn't seen this one. I just wrote a long entry over there, so at the risk of being redundant, I am going to copy and paste part of it over here:

"For years I was having my thyroid levels checked by a primary care physician, but I recently sought treatment with a reproductive endocrinologist. My TSH was somewhere between 5 and 6 when I checked it last month, so my doctor increased my levothyroxine from 50mcg to 75mcg. But less than a week after the med change, she still had me do my 3rd IUI. Now that I am learning more about my thyroid, I think that was a mistake. I should have waited until I knew my levels were under control before going ahead with the IUI. I got my blood tested again on Friday and will get the results on Monday or Tuesday. If the levels aren't where they should be, I will advocate to postpone my 4th and final IUI until I can get it under control.

When the nurse told me that my TSH levels had increased, I asked her what could potentially cause that, and she said she didn't know! Never once has a doctor or nurse educated me about the interaction of foods and the thyroid. I just finally started doing my own research. I am reading a book now called "Your Healthy Pregnancy with Thyroid Disease" and have been doing research online. Things I thought were healthy- and can be for people with normal functionally thyroids- aren't healthy for us. For example, I was drinking sooo much grapefruit juice because I have heard there are benefits for EWCM. Grapefruit juice interacts with Levothyroxine and reduces its effectiveness....that may be why my TSH levels increased. I was also putting flaxseeds in my smoothie... I read that can bad for people with hypothyroidism, and I was eating cruciferous veggies (like broccoli, cauliflower, kale, brussel sprouts) and I read that that can really suppress thyroid function. I also read that you shouldn't take your vitamins at the same time as you take Levothyroxine, because there is an interaction and can make the Levothyroxine less effective. I never knew that. I always took it with my vitamins.

I am just sharing all this because I have been struggling with infertility, and I wish my doctor had educated me more about my thyroid. I realize now that I should have taken it into my own hands and not just have trusted her to tell me these things. But it's not too late... I am going to try to take my health into my own hands now, and I hope that I can become pregnant after making some serious lifestyle changes."

I would love to stay in touch with you ladies while dealing with hypothyroid and TTC. I think it would help a lot. Especially as we learn more about it, so we can share with each other what we've learned. And for those who shared your success stories, thank you! I needed to hear that. I know it's possible. I have just been feeling very discourage lately.



 
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Old May 1st, 2017, 09:27 AM   26
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LAR83, I hope that your 4th and final IUI, if needed, works! I am shocked that your doctor would let you go through with it while your number is out!

Yes grapefruit juice and grapefruit essential oils can interact with your meds and make them less effective.

When I was put on synthroid in the past my pharmacist stressed the importance of not taking my thyroid meds with my prenatal vitamin! It is super important but maybe not something they always inform you of.

I am still waiting to hear from my doctor on what my levels were from last week, I made an appointment to see her on Thursday so hopefully we can get it all sorted out. I had no idea about the brocolli, etc being bad for it! I need to do some reading!

I hope that in the near future we can all be sharing our BFP announcements together!



 
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Old May 1st, 2017, 10:18 AM   27
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LAR83 wow thank you for your response!!! i didn't know any of this! i've slowly been learning things on my own since my doctor has been less than helpful



 
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Old May 1st, 2017, 12:21 PM   28
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There are some great groups on Facebook for hashimotos support and autoimmunity support. Sugar, some veggies, and enriched flour can all cause issues and elevated symptoms from thyroid disease...



 
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Old May 1st, 2017, 13:26 PM   29
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Hi LAR - Yes, food plays a significant role with your thyroid. I always take my thyroid medication as soon as I get out of bed in the morning with water. I wait at least 30-60 min before having anything, including coffee. Because Coffee/Tea can interact with Synthroid/Levorthroxine.



 
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Old May 1st, 2017, 14:59 PM   30
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i am to start synthroid next week, and looking forward to hopefully feeling normal again. So far i'm 8 dpo and i doubt this is my month i just havent been feeling optimistic with the spotting i had early on in my cycle near ovulation, i've been taking OPK as well just to make sure my body doesnt do something weird, so far i've gotten a pretty dark line, then less colored lines now a bit more color, so i'm going to stop taking them lol it's just confusing



 
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