sorry this is long
Two months ago I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, an auto-immune disease affecting my thyroid gland which can cause infertility in women.
Long story short, we have been TTC for 15 months now and during this time, I strongly believe it was the Hashimoto's preventing me from falling pregnant/bean to stick/chem pregnancy. DH and I have undergone all possible tests, and nothing else is wrong with us except my Hashimoto's.
I have been on thyroid meds for the past two months now, and the Endo told me the TSH level is now at 2.7. She thinks all should be fine now if TSH is between 1 and 3, but 2.7 to me feels like the higher end of the "normal" scale. I have read numerous stories of ladies who have had to drop TSH levels closer to 1 - lower end of the scale for it to stick. Is this true?
I am starting to feel so sad and frustrated with this whole thing because there is nothing I can do but wait and pray for a miracle that everything will work out each month and it is getting harder and harder to stay strong. The FS has told me there is no point doing IUI or IVF till TSH levels out because it wouldnt stick anyway.
To the ladies on here with Hashimoto's, how long did it take you to fall pregnant and what was your TSH level when you finally conceived?
sorry this is long, but I really wish I could have a hug and some encouragement. My hubby has been so supportive and understanding thankfully, but recently I have started beating myself up over it because my body is rejecting to do the one thing it was designed to do. I want to have a baby