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August 19th, 2009, 10:56 PM
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OK, so there was sorta recently (I think it is still on the front page) a thread about low basal temps in which Shawna said she might send the person to the doc to get their thyroid checked from their temps. So here's my question, my thyroid has been checked...maybe 18 months ago, totally normal. But I temp, kinda sorta....and certainly not every day, but sometimes my temp finds its way below 97...should I be getting it checked again?
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August 20th, 2009, 09:05 AM
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I wouldn't worry about it just yet because it's still early in the PP game. It's normal for your thyroid to be a little lazy after having a baby, usually around 3-9 months post partum is when it's the most apparent (hair falling out, feeling tired, feeling cold, etc). In most cases it resolves on it's own. I always start taking Flax Seed Oil and a good multivitamin around then to support my thyroid function. It seems to help a lot.
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August 20th, 2009, 09:51 AM
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I am considering getting mine checked. I actually had an appt to get it checked but had to cancel it because I have to go to my OB again next month and DH wouldn't go for $60-80 in copays ($40 for the OB and whatever the other doctor would have charged me).

My temp goes as low as 97.2 sometimes.
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August 20th, 2009, 10:01 AM
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It's actually a tricky thing because not everyone fits into the "textbook" range of normal thyroid levels. Your results might be normal based on the textbook, when in reality - it's too low for you. Dr. Mary Martin, who specializes in using the BOM to diagnose/treat infertility problems suggests that a woman's TSH level should be below 2.5 If it's over that, it's too high. But most labs consider 0.5 - 5.0 a normal range.
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August 20th, 2009, 06:11 PM
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I have a friend who has thyroid problems but is still considered normal. With medications she feels a lot better. And I have a bunch of little symptoms that she also had and has read are signs of thyroid problems.

Looking back at cycles I have temped - I had one 96.1 and some others that were 96.8. Usually around 97.2 though.
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August 20th, 2009, 09:10 PM
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OK, thanks for the info. I will have to find out how I'm doing in a few months. The good news is I don't have any of the actual symptoms you mentioned (fatigue, hair loss, etc.
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