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    Thanks magic mud, when do you take your thyroxine? And this may be a rude question and I apologise in advance if it is. Is Ivf an option for you, and if so how long would you try for before trying it?

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    Oh yes and how long did it take to get to 1.2?

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    It took about 4-6 weeks my levels to come down from 6.0 to 1.2 the first time.

    I take my thyroxine first thing in the morning, mostly because DH pills me like a dog before he goes to work and I don't wake up for at least an hour after he leaves.

    I was advised to do IVF/ICSI at around 12 months TTC, not solely due to hypothyroidism, but because DH had anti-sperm antibodies (which have allegedly disappeared now). I have rather severe 'privacy' issues which has made it incredibly difficult to proceed with treatment, and to date I've only gotten as far as the IVF consult before I ran screaming for the hills. I also have other health issues that are complicating matters, however if I didn't have all these issues, I would have started IVF straight away.

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    Magic mud you have been so helpful thankyou!

    I'm scared that the thyroid will stop me conceiving my second. I think I will go see a fs if we have no luck by April trying to conceive, and I'm sure he will suggest Ivf, which I will do. I will do anything to have a sibling for my ds. April will have been six months for us. I'm 39 so I'm just scared!

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    You're welcome Lucky, happy to be of some sort of help.

    Totally understand your fear of not conceiving, I hope that your TSH is the only thing holding you back. If I may suggest though, I'd be getting a referral now and booking in advance as some clinics can have a ridiculously long waiting list.
    If your issue is just lack of ovulation, you may not even need to do IVF. Ovulation induction might do the trick.

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    That's a good point, I was seeing a doc at one of the clinics for my first pregnancy as I had two miscarriages, we didn't have to wait long to see him but I will enquire.

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    Well I rang them and the new patient enquiries agreed I should come in and see my old doc. I need a referral from my gp though, do you think it would be insulting to her to ask for one because she is happy to treat me with thyroxine. I have an appointment for the 4th February.

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    I don't think your GP would be insulted at all. Is it a Fertility Specialist you are going to see (the doc who treated you during your pregnancy?). FS's can do a lot more than GP's can. GP's can't prescribe clomid/letrozole or anything like that, so if that's what your next step would be, you'd have to see an FS anyway.

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    It's a fertility specialist who I would see, he treated me for the first eight weeks of my last pregnancy. Luckily we now have a healthy bub, but I'm keen to get started on the second. I'll need a referral from my doc though.


 

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