Thyroid Issues and no AF for 10 months

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  1. Tierney

    Tierney Well-Known Member

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    Hi Everyone

    I'm new to all this and wondered if anyone could give me any advice.
    I came off the cilest pill in December so me and my husband can start to ttc and have not had a period since, I went to the doctors who did the normal bloods and sent me for an ultrasound scan.

    I have now been diagnosed with an underactive thyriod (my TSH is 7.0 is this high?) and put on Levothyroxine but only 25mg, Ive got to go back soon for more tests to try and get the level right to bring it within the normal TSH range.

    I just wondered if anyone has had similar stories and how long it took to have a period once the thyroxine was at the correct level? Also I've been using OPK's and I don't think I'm ovulating, I've never had a positive for the last couple of months!

    I'm sorry if this has been answered somewhere already on the site, I did try to find this first.

    Thanks xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
     
  2. mrphyemma

    mrphyemma 2DS, 1DD, 1 Angel baby

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    Hi love,

    I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid at the age of 15. 25mcg is a very low dose of levothyroxine so I wouldn't worry too much.(although they are probably starting you at a low dose and working their way up according to your bloodtests) I am currently taking 150mcg but it has varied over the years, when I was pregnant with my 3rd child I was increased to 300mcg daily.

    Did your gp say that your thyroid problem was causing lack of periods? I must say I have never lost my periods. I hope you get back within the normal range soon love, it shouldn't take that long, maybe a couple of months x
     
  3. Nise

    Nise Tried to Conceive!

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    I went for CD3 blood test and all was good except for Thyroid which was unusual low - I'm being referred to a gyno, but I'm still waiting for the appointment so I can't give you any info yet - But I'm on the case. And when I get there I will ask questions.
     
  4. Tierney

    Tierney Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your responses xxxxxx

    Yes the doctor thinks I've not had a period because of my thyroid being underactive, I think it might be a combination of being on the pill for so long (10 years) and also the thyroid issue.

    Fingers crossed I get it sorted in the next couple of months and my periods come back at least I can then start to guess when I'm ovulating, it's just really frustrating!!
     
  5. serendippy

    serendippy TTC no1

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    Hiya Tierney

    I too am underactive and i have been for about 15 yrs now. Im on 100mcg daily and have been on that since being diagnosed. Ive never had any problems with my periods and ive never missed any. Maybe as u say it cud be a combination of the pill and the thyroid. Have to agree 25mcg is a small dose and maybe that is not high enuff to kick start ur cycle im not sure.

    Good luck anyway and i hope u get urself sorted xxxx
     
  6. MrsJD

    MrsJD Little Fighter On Board

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    Honey, I had graves (overactive) and had my thyroid removed in dec 2006.

    If your levels are still low then you won't be ovulating so worth getting booked in for bloods as soon as. It can be sorted and if your levels are still low once they increase them you'll be back on track.

    :hugs:
     
  7. Odd Socks

    Odd Socks Mummy to 2 girls.

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    *hugs*
    i've not got thyroid problems, but i was in a similar boat to you - i didn't have a period for 6 months. i'm still having long, drawn out cycles & i can understand your frustrations.
    hope things sort themselves out.
    xx
     
  8. Tierney

    Tierney Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone, I feel better to know other people have been where I am with the thyroid issue.

    I think I just need to be patience but it's really hard!

    Good luck to everyone ttc xx
     
  9. Tierney

    Tierney Well-Known Member

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    We'll I can't believe it, I posted this thread on Monday about me not having a period for 10 months and low and behold AF came on Wednesday night, It's a bit strange at the moment though one minute its bright red the next dark brown sorry tmi! and I have really bad cramps.
    I'm just so excited that it has finally turned up and I can now start ttc properly and hopefully now I will ovulate and get a positive opk!!
    xxxxxxxxxxx
     
  10. ladyty2k

    ladyty2k Mummy of one

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    gatecrashing sorry.....i had this when i stopped taking the pill, they treated me for underactive thyroid, i have been on 50mg ever since (2 years ago)
    Had month after month of brown discharge thinking i was pregnant etc...very confusing, i eventualy conceived back in Jan after trying for those 2 years so keep your chin up hun x I had mild pcos with it too (they found this out later on though)
     
  11. littlestar

    littlestar Proud Mum to a Little Boy

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    I had the same difficulties as you.
    I was trying for 12 months before falling pregnant and discovering i had an underactive thyroid.
    I found my cycles very irregular and often annovulatory. in the 12 months TTC i had 6 periods and two of them at least were without ovulation.
    I actually found out i was PG the day before my appointment with a fertility specialist and it was his tests which determined my thyroid issue. had i not had the tests and discovered the thyroid problem my story could have been very different as an untreated thyroid condition can cause growth issues with the baby.

    in terms of dosage i started out at 50mg and that increased to 75mg at 28 weeks PG. they started me out slightly higher due to already being PG. it is a low dose but don't worry the consultants know what they're doing and your dose will be increased accordingly.
     
  12. Megg33k

    Megg33k Going with the flow!

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    That's from a website about normal TSH levels. Glad to hear that AF arrived... don't usually get to say that on here! LOL Good luck on your first cycle of TTC! :hug:
     
  13. MrsJD

    MrsJD Little Fighter On Board

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    Excellent news honey, you'll be back on track before you know it.

    X
     
  14. Tierney

    Tierney Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for their responses, sorry its a bit late, I'm just getting the hang of using the website.

    Ive bought some ovulation tests to see if I ovulate this first cycle on ttc xx
     
  15. Nise

    Nise Tried to Conceive!

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    Excellent I'm so glad you got your AF. Now you can get planning. Good luck. By the way. I got my Gyno appointment through for 7th October.
     
  16. Tierney

    Tierney Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Nise, I was so excited!!

    Hope everything goes ok for you on the 7th you'll have to let us know.

    I've got more blood tests on 8th to check my thyroid levels hopefully they will have come down loads.
     
  17. Nise

    Nise Tried to Conceive!

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    Ooo, good luck to you as well then. We'll report back here on our findings then.
     
  18. bellamamma

    bellamamma 3 with wings...

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    Just to let you know, it usually takes 4-6 weeks to see a change in your thyroid levels, and high levels (and low) can definitely cause anovulation and fertility issues, it's great you've been diagnosed! I had thyroid cancer, so they removed it and now take a daily dose, I was told a level of around 1.0 is good for fertility. They'll titrate your dose depending on how you respond, (also, during pregnancy, it'll prob be raised), congrats on the AF, and now you're on your way!!
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