bees who have overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) and TTC

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m in a bit of a different situation – I am hypothyroid but my medicine dosage was off to the point where I was hyper. The side effect was that I actually wasn’t ovulating which is a symptom of hyper thyroid making it impossible to conceive. I know they like TSH to be between 1-2 ideally for TTC – hopefully your medicine gets you there soon! I’ve been in range since November and we are still TTC but FX this cycle is the one!

Post # 3
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Busy bee

I’m hyperthyroid and I’m 9 weeks pregnant.

I was only slightly hyperthyroid and the endocrinologist medicated me only because I was TTC. I’m on PTU (.5 mg 2x a day) through the first trimester.

Make sure that your endocrinologist knows that you are TTC, the other thyroid med for hyperthyroid is known to cause birth defects if taken in the first trimester. PTU is considered safer even though there are potential liver issues. From what I understand, hyperthyroid can cause miscarriage if not treated.

I tried for 22 months to get pregnant and wound up needing 2 rounds of IVF but that was NOT due to my thyroid. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Commenting to follow. I’m hypo but dont have kids yet.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I just want to second one of the posters who mentioned telling your endocrinologist you’re trying to get pregnant. I have hyperthyroidism but am not TTC and my doctor put me on methimazole. This is the medicine you do NOT want to be on if you want to get pregnant. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Kslim13 :  I have hashimotos but two of my hyper friends are pregnant and they are taking propylthiouracil for now. Hope this helps. Good luck. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Kslim13 :  I was diagnosed during my second IVF cycle but I had surgery on my uterus before second transfer and the first failed transfer could have been bad luck- I’ve been told the thyroid had nothing to do with my issues (probably dealing with egg or sperm issues at cellular level paired with a septum that’s been fixed). I did not have any issue with miscarriages.

Please be reassured that my issues with fertility were unrelated to my thyroid. My thyroid function was close to “normal” and had been tested a few times while we were ttc.

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

So I have an underactive thyroid.. And started taking meds last May.. even after taking meds, my tsh was not balanced.. it took repeat bloodwork every 4 weeks, and small increases of dosage to get my tsh to the normal range, and didnt become normal until Sept 2016 (4-5 months). Meanwhile, we started ttc in June, and didn’t concieve until February. Funny enough I went to my dr 3 weeks ago (before I knew I was pregnant) and mentioned that we were ttc now for 9 mths.. and her response was that my thyroid wasnt normal until sept, so realistically only 6 mths. Did it take us 9 months because of my thyroid? Im not even sure.. but we eventually did concieve! I would keep doing bloodwork every 1-2 mths to make sure the meds are working.. 

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