Im a long time lurker, first time poster my DH & i have been TTC # 1 since February 2012.A few years ago i had graves disease (hyper thyroid) which went into remission so the first thing we did before TTC was organise a pre-conception check up blood test at GP to check for graves, rubella, etc.The tests all came back clear...
At the start of cycle 7 we went back to the GP when we knew something was wrong and found out that i have a few issues that could be getting in the way...the blood test showed thyroid antibodies, low iron levels (she said my level was 19) and a vitamin D deficiency. From everything i have googled, i realise that any one of this issues could be why we haven't conceived yet..i've started on ferro-grad 5 (for the iron problem) and ostelin (for vitamin D) and i'm also taking folic acid (megafol 5).
My GP has referred us straight to a OBGYN who specialises in auto immune diseases (for the thyroid). We have just been to the OBGYN who reviewed my blood work and prescribed OROXINE 50mgs (one tablet a day) for an underactive thyroid but never actual confirmed that the underactive thyroid was the issue causing us to not conceive (she didn't mention my actual levels). She wasn't very friendly so when i attempted to ask questions she made me feel like i was just wasting her time (needless to say, she will not be my 1st choice for delivering our future baby lol)
She did an internal ultrasound and checked my ovaries etc..she then told me i was NOT menopausal but i was not ovulating (this was on CD21) BTW, I didn't expect to be ovulating on this day??.... I have cycles that are 36-38 days long with only 3 day light periods so not the perfect 28 day cycle. She told me that i need clomid to help stimulate ovulation. She then referred me onto a FS as she said she couldn't prescribe it..
What i don't understand and didn't get to ask her is, is it possible i just haven't regained ovulation due to being on the pill for 13 years?...A came off the pill (Microgyn 50) at the start of February (my OBGYN didn't bother to ask me this) and during my 1st cycle i had an ovary cyst burst. The internal ultrasound at the hospital confirmed that i had infact ovulated (the person performing the ultrasound said there was fluid in the pouch of douglas, sorry if TMI) but she is saying im not ovulating at all. i believe the first 5 cycles i did ovulate but it's stopped now possible due to the under active thyroid. Has anyone been given this explanation as to why they aren't ovulating?
As we were walking out, she told us that 1st step was clomid and then after that IVF! she freaked my DH out quite abit as we think it's too early to be suggesting IVF. She *thinks* clomid will help but wasn't very reassuring..
Also, Because of my previous thyroid problem, i was told i can not take a multivitamin unless it has no iodine in it (which strangely enough i can not find on the market) does anyone know if there is something on the market i could take? my OBYGN told me this is not true but when i was diagnosed with graves disease, my GP suggested my thyroid could have been overactive due to a multivitamin??
sorry it is so long winded, thank you for reading if you got this far
Any advice would be really appreciated I have always thought i would have problems TTC and so having all my fears become an actual reality is really scary at the moment..i had CIN 3 and a LEPTZ laser surgery of my cervix about 5 years ago so i guess that's where my fears stem from