Anyone have/had Thyroid Issues?

Discussion in 'Long Term Trying To Conceive' started by runner311, May 31, 2013.

  1. runner311

    runner311 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else going through treatment of thyroid issues?

    I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in November, then Graves Disease in December.

    I was on PTU from December to February but it wasnt working as quickly as my Dr. and I wanted it to, so I got switched over to methamizole. I know based on research and speaking with my OBGYN and Endo that the Methamizole isnt preferred when your TTC but it has helped my levels jump up to where they should be, so its definitely working better for me. I am now waiting to go back for another 4 week blood work to see how they are changing - if they are still.

    Anyway, we have been TTC for 19 months now, I believe that my thyroid is mainly to blame for us not getting pregnant yet. I hope that this is the answer to my prayers and that things will happen as soon as things stay normalized for me as far as my T3/T4/TSH.

    I am looking for anyone who can give me their success story with thyroid issues and just some positive information on this. I get down from time to time because this is something that is truly out of my control, my future lies in the hands of my doctors and how they treat me going forward.

    Stories? Advice? Words of wisdom?

    Thanks ladies!!
     
  2. sammy1987xxx

    sammy1987xxx Well-Known Member

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    Hi.
    I was diagnosed with graves a few years ago. I was very ill in hospital for ten weeks.
    I have radioactive iodine to destroy it. Now I have under active.
    I do believe that hyper does affect the ability to get preg
    I am quite thankful to be well medicated.
    We have been trying for a long time and are waiting to start icsi in aug as oh has severe alizoospermia so very little sperm.
    My test have all come back fine. So if nothing atleast graves doesn't permanently damage ferility. Xx
     
  3. clara81

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    My dr told me to take thyroxine even though my tsh level was 2.5, so still within the range. He said that everything above 2 makes more difficult to conceive.
     
  4. clara81

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    Also, after several months of taking thyroxine (always forgetting the right name, sorry!) I got pregnant with my first one. So there is success story :)
     
  5. runner311

    runner311 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you are/were hypothyroid then? Were they also looking at your free t3's/4's?
     

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