Thyroid and fertility in women

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What kind of tests doctors do for fertility on men and women? What's the first thing to check?
I would like a child in future and have looked at other sitws about getting pregnant and the % and meds ect. How easy has it been for anyone to fall pregnant? Im grateful for little boy but would love another child and im gutted that this may not happen! Any advice or experiences would really pick me up! Thanks!
But then there are others than weigh less than her and take 125mcg. So a lot of it depends upon your own body and what level of thyroid hormone it likes & wants. It's not a dose that I would immediately say "oh no, that can't be right - she's going to go major hyper". But if it's been a few years since you've had your levels checked it's a good idea to have them checked again.
html As for symptom relief, that tends to lag behind changes in blood levels of thyroid hormones, and is also dependent on severity and length of time you have been suffering with hypo symptoms. It also depends somewhat on the current levels of your biologically active thyroid hormones, Free T3 and Free T4 (not the same as Total T3 and T4), and what amount of thyroid med will ultimately be required to increase your Free T3 level enough to relieve symptoms.
Sorry for the length of this! I have been doing IVF (2 in UK and 5 here in Perth WA). My thyroid check always came back fine so no concerns were ever raised with that. My first attempt in Perth I unknowingly got pregnant and only found out when I was admitted to A&E for emergency ectopic removal :-( I am 40.
In 1994, a study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism looked at pregnant women with thyroid antibodies and TSH in the normal range. The study found that women with autoimmune thyroid disease had TSH values significantly higher, though still normal, in the first trimester than in women with healthy pregnancies used as controls. The higher TSH level of the women with autoimmune thyroid disease? 1.6.
Check thyroid antibodies - TPOAb (thyroid peroxidase antibody) and TgAb (thyroglobulin antibody). High thyroid antibody levels are linked to infertility. High antibody results is diagnostic of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (autoimmune hypothyroidism). Numerous studies show 200mcg of selenium daily lowers TPOAb antibodies. Also, a vitamin B12 deficiency is a cause of infertility. 40% of hypothyroid patients showed a vitamin B12 deficiency in one study.
i am a 36 year old women and have never given birth....my husband and i are thinking of getting pregnant but i am on thyroid medication......will the meds harm the baby?
Look back at some of the posts and you will find a lot of women get negative results and then all of a sudden they get the BIG++++ So maybe test again in a few days if you haven't started. Your chest pain and tachy heartbeat could be a sign of anxity from all the pressure you are putting on yourself but NEVER ignore such symptoms. Sounds like you handled it correctly by getting checked by a nurse so make sure to keep an eye on your health. A healthy baby needs a healthy mommy. Good Luck!
I was tired of taking harsh fertility drugs too and started on fertilityblend for women and was on that for nearly 6 months and needless to say that didn't work for me. I finally was told by a friend of mine to give vitex a try and I've been on it for a month which it could take up to 3 months to work. But since I have endo it started giving me really bad cramps again and was advised to stop due to the estrogen. So I have to go back to another fertility drug.
I am 41 and have had successful pregnancies in the past. This year I have had a chemical pregnancy, a miscarriage at 9 weeks and now I am pretty sure I am having a m/c again at 5.5 weeks. I am considering going to an RE but would like to have the bloodwork done at my husband's office to save time and money before I make an RE appt. What tests and days would I need to have done?
I used to have this swollen feeling on my fingers,hands and face in morning , before i was diagnosed,...Doc said it was coz of hypothyrodism.....I no longer have that! Do u have any side effects?...and I am told I hae to take this for rest of my life...what did ur doc say abt that ??..
Please know you and dh are in my thoughts and prayers throught this time... sbumblebeeo: I posted on the other thread yesterday about your "morning" sickness - check there and let me know if you got it. How are you feeling today? GUESITO: I'm sorry to hear what you are going through with your daughter. It really is a difficult position. I know here in OH, if you are under 18, children services are involved right when the baby is born.
-) I don't blame you being a little hesitant about #2. Just enjoy the ride you guys (and Honey) are having with little Jake :-) trh: Are you 32 or 33wks? I don't have a calender by me so I guess :-/ How are feeling? Getting anxious yet? You are getting close!! Sooo busy here! We had Christmas and of course some last minute shopping, then our wedding anniversary yesterday and today is DH's birthday....so December is hectic! He all had an awesome Christmas and a great start into the new year.
but stay strong, Trust God and work with this new doctor and you will see how all will be working in your favor to bring that BFP...and even if for some reason (that I can't think of) this doctor can't help you...don't worry, there will be other options, other doctors, there is always a solution...the Sky is the limit, right?! I know you must be nervous, I would be too, but just give it your all to this new doctor and trust him. Can't wait to hear your update!!
Lowered my synthroid again and finally everything seems normal in terms of thyroid. In the meantime, I became pregnant naturally but m/ced at 7 weeks. No luck trying naturally since, so we are planning on IVF probably in January. My latest issues has been that last month I actually had no period. Don't know if it was the stress or just my thyroid adjusting to being normal, but I monitored for O this month and got a +OPK yesterday.
i understand what you have and been so frustrated with it because im the only one i know amongst my friends who have it. i hate looking in the mirror and my face is clear but my chin and neck are atrocious! a real confidence killer. let me know any pointers i can use.
I have Hashi's and although my thyroid function tests come back in range (they've never been out of range; I was diagnosed and treated based on high antibody titers, strong family history and symptoms) I continue to have symptoms and frequent flare-ups. My endo will not increase my medication (she switched me from Armour 90mg to Levoxyl 50 in August). I am 29 and in the past have had no problems with staying pregnant.
Vitamin B12 (in addition to the complex) - 1,000 - 2,000 mcg 3 times daily, on an empty stomach in sublingual form for best absorbtion B Vitamins are important in reproductive gland function, improves cellular oxygenation and energy and is needed for proper digestion, immune function, red blood cell formation and thyroid function Fertility Blend Supplement - gives a nice mix of Folic Acid, Selenium, Chasteberry and other good for moms to be things!!
(My GYN insists my fibroids are insignificant in regards to my fertility). My uterus is retroflexed. I stopped my BCP (after 13 yrs) in April and have had normal, regular cycles (every 24-26 days) since. I had a preconception appt. with my Gyn. in May and he said time was really not on my side but there was no reason to think I would not be able to get pregnant. I have taken the home FSH test, which was normal.
I have been to numerous doctors and no one can give me an answer. I have had my thyroid and testosterone levels checked and both were normal. My reproductive endocrinologist tells me it is not from the medication. He says I should continue with the fertility treatments because getting pregnant will stop the hair loss. I am terrified if I continue with the treatments that I will go bald. I am anxious and stressed.
Hormones can do many strange things and come to think of it, all of my thyroid issues began to surface after my miscarriage. I hear it is common that women experience thyroid issues during or following a pregnancy or miscarriage due to the change in hormones.
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Hopefully, I will know by my CD 14 appt at least some of the results. I am assuming my thyroid is in check. I think they would have called and adjusted my meds. if not. I am praying for a good follie on my good side next week. I just can't seem to get my mind around making a decision.. .injects or ivf...
Positive thyroid antibodies, even in the presence of normal thyroid function, increase the risk of miscarriage two or three times, even in spontaneous pregnancies. Women who test positive for thyroid antibodies prior to receiving fertility treatment may be at an increased risk for miscarriage. Thyroid antibodies have been associated with first trimester miscarriages. Here is a little home work for you - hope it helps. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/403587 http://www.medscape.
it is totally normal but also unfortunate cause other women that just are able to get preg and stay preg dont worry about all the stuff we do. hang in there. all is going to be fine and make sure if you have any quesitons you ask us so we can help ease your mind.
Pictures say a thousand words, but it's so much more inspiring in person! I cried when I got there and saw it, it's just beautiful, and now I feel more complete that she has it! :) Now we are working on a special memorial area for Kayln in our front yard, since she can't have all her decorations back since there is no room now. I'm going to get a stepping stone, and paint her name on it, and put up all her decorations around it with flowers, etc.
HOLY ****!!! Just thought I'd pop in and see if anyone is PG and how you're all doing, WOW, did not expect to see so many BFP's and am feeling so happy for you all. DH and I are as happy as ever, we're expanding our real estate biz & peds cancercare is so amazing. Being surrounded by kids has a way of making one so grateful for every experience with them.
So i know there's a few ladies on here that have issues with their thyroid, and was wondering what some of your symptoms are. The reason i'm asking is cause i'm wondering if it's become an issue for me. I did an online quiz for thyroid disease, and it came back that i answered 12 of the 33 questions as possible thyroid disease indicators. Which is 36%. Some of the ones i answered yes too were Irritability - this was i think the big one.
So there I was getting the Thyroid level under control and we did and I was taking Metformin and every month we was getting Provera to start the cycle and then in May I had my 1st round of Clomid 100mg plus Thyroid meds and also Metformin at 1500mg and I did not Ovulate that month went in and had the test to check on pregnancy and I was not so he started me the end of June on Provera for 10 days, Then day 5-9 of my mensa cycle to take the Clomid 150mg,and to keep taking my Metformin 1500mg and
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