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    hi i was just wondering if i should take the meds.

    i started with my partner at age 15, had our first at 20 no issues really, then took us 6.5 to get the next one, i had bloods tests the whole time and my tsh was always from 3 to 5 always varies and no one would listen when i always said could be my thryoid as i did heaps reading for optimum levels etc.

    finally now this year they send me to see a endo cause at the time i was pregnant (but then lost it at 9 weeks due to heart stopping) so finally saw endo and now she has run bloods and this was outcome

    Antibodies <1
    tsh 3.8
    free t4 11.6
    (that was all they tested)
    bar the vitamin d whcih was 80

    she has now written mea script for thryoxine 50mg, she said even without antibodies showing might be best to see how i go, since for over 10years my tsh has risen and dropped never truly stable
    (is hard for me to fall pregnant i always thought could be bad eggs to though not thryoid) as i have had 3 losses in the past year (first was blighted ovum, second a chemical, ad the 3rd was heart stopped at 9 weeks due to monosomy x)

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    What do you mean "if I should take the meds?

    They have been prescribed to you, for a condition you yourself suspected for a while, take them.

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    Take them or get stay unwell. It's your choice.

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    I take 100 a day as I have no thyroid. Had to increase during pregnancy as is vital for bub. You seem a bit borderline but you might feel better taking some. Did you see an endo? Make sure they follow up with bloods 4-6 weeks later. My tsh is kept low under .5 to stop my cancer returning. Honestly thyroxine is not meds I would be concerned with taking.

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    yea its just i had 1 dr say take them then sent me to endo to check whether actually needed (thats when i was pregnant with last one but lost it anyways, so didnt see endo as she wasnt available)

    then i had 2 other drs say not needed due to not bein that high and not very many symptoms.

    i mean i do feel the cold, and hairy chin etc and over weight, but i can loose weight when i try.

    MY Tsh was 3.6 when i carried my 5yr old (but it only got checked once at 6 weeks pregnant and nothing got done)
    but i have only suspected it because i havent been able to conceive easily in 15yrs so i have read could do more harm to me than good if not really needed cause only slightly high and it changes alot

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    Have you made another appointment for the endo and asked for follow up bloods?

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    @trayc My TSH was 4 before I started my last Cycle which put me in the "Subclinical Hypothyroidism" category as any higher would've been full blown Hypothyroidism. As you know from doing your research, optimal levels for conception and pregnancy are <2.

    When my results came back, I did my own research and found that I could go on a preventative course of Thyroxine to get my levels down prior to me starting my Cycle and if I got pregnant, I would stay on them until the end of the pregnancy (and beyond if needed).

    Went to my GP and relayed the info to her and asked for a script which she was happy to provide and that's what I did. Took 50mcg's daily and a few weeks later repeated bloods by which time my levels were well under 2. Started my Cycle, was lucky enough to get a BFP, increased meds to 100mcg's for the duration of my pregnancy and decreased to 50mcg's when she was delivered

    Some doctors and FS's (fertility specialists) think it doesn't make a difference and as long as your levels are within the normal parameters, that's fine. Endocrinologists like it to be 2 and under for conception/pregnancy.

    Take the meds Luv, it can do no harm. Better to be safe than sorry IMO even though all of your losses weren't due to thyroid issues, just bad luck unfortunately for which I'm very sorry.
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    My endocrinologist likes my tsh to be 2.5 during early pregnancy.

    If you've been prescribed them, take them. If you're not sure find an endocrinologist. I've been seeing mine for a while now, before pregnancy and then all the way through. It's been well worth the $$.

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    yes i seen an endo and she is who said ohh well we can try you on these if you want see how you go

    hubby doesnt want me on them right away, we are gonna try go see a dr next week and ask for more bloods to be tested
    as i dont want to take synthetics of just thryoxine, as thats kidney and liver issues later etc and if only borderline rather wait (not really ttc atm, well not trying not preventing as such) i still chart and temp as it helps me follow my cycle better.

    so once i see dr next week and try get bloods ill try see and make a choice then, as they only tested for tsh and free t4
    i want to ask for

    free t4
    free t3
    ferritin,
    vit d
    b12
    iron
    and reverse t3 as that will give a overall picture to see what is happening with my body.

    i want to try find dessicated thryoid if i need them as sounds like that way is the better way to go if i need treatment.

    drs here in aus including the endo most are just umm well dont know much either so will either ignore you, or just throw what you want at you to shut you up, but i would rather try find a reason on whats the issue than just trying to treat one part of it.

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    You seem to already have your mind made up


 

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