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January 11th, 2011, 11:01 AM
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I seem to be having problems TTC all of a sudden (when I never have before)...It's now been almost 16 months since I had my thyroid removed...For those of you who don't know me, I had my thyroid out while pregnant, and 3 weeks later my baby was stillborn and since then i've had 2 other pregnancy losses...My OB said my TSH is low, but my Thyroid doctor says it's high? I didn't get any numbers from either...The nurse at my endo's office said that he reads labs differently than other doctor's offices since he's the specialist and I have an unhealthy thyroid...I brought up that i'm having problems TTC and I think it might be my thyroid, and she said that he actually wants to see me for this reason, so I have an appointment on the 24th...Can anyone help me, with things I should ask? I'm currently on 175mg of levothyroxine...Some people on the TTCAL board said I should actually take synthroid (I take generic for the price), but if that's what i need to take, i'm willing to pay extra...If anyone could help me that would be great, thanks!!
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January 12th, 2011, 05:41 PM
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First of all, I am SO sorry to hear about your losses! I cannot even imagine what you have gone through. I hope your appointment will give you the answers that you need. I have heard that the TSH needs to be around a 2 or lower to conceive, but I have to admit, I am not sure. My thryoid disease journey has not included pregnancies so far, since I developed problems after the birth of my second child. Some other ladies on here might be able to help you with that. I have tried the generic Levothyroxine and Synthroid, but then switched to Armour. I personally don't like the synthetic ones like Levo and Synthroid but everyone's different. I think it's great that you are going to see a thyroid specialist, and I certainly hope you can get some good answers there. KUP please!
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January 17th, 2011, 09:27 PM
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I wonder if the endo checked your T3 and reverse T3. You might not be converting the levo from T4 to T3. This would result in normal T4 levels, low TSH levels and still having hypothyroid issues, like your low BBT before ovulation.

I had this problem and switched to Armour thyroid and it really helped. They can also supplement with cytomel, a synthetic version of T3.

Yes, thyroid issues can cause fertility problems. My TSH was 'normal' at 2.0 or so, and they increased my levo because I complained about symptoms. After trying for 14 cycles, I was pregnant the very next cycle.
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January 23rd, 2011, 08:41 PM
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I wonder if the endo checked your T3 and reverse T3. You might not be converting the levo from T4 to T3. This would result in normal T4 levels, low TSH levels and still having hypothyroid issues, like your low BBT before ovulation.

I had this problem and switched to Armour thyroid and it really helped. They can also supplement with cytomel, a synthetic version of T3.

Yes, thyroid issues can cause fertility problems. My TSH was 'normal' at 2.0 or so, and they increased my levo because I complained about symptoms. After trying for 14 cycles, I was pregnant the very next cycle.
You most def need to find out what your free T3 level is. It can effect SO many things.
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January 24th, 2011, 09:21 AM
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Thanks Ladies! my appointment is this morning and i'll bring up the T3 and T4...Hopefully I find something out
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