Post # 1
i was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism back in january, finally am about to start medication for it. But me and Darling Husband have been TTC since november. Im curious to hear how long it took other bees to conceive after starting medication for hyperthyroidism. Once you started medication, or which ever medical treatment, how long did it take to finally become pregnant? or did you become pregnant and then find out you had hyperthyroidism?
Post # 2
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
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
Commenting to follow. I’m hypo but dont have kids yet.
Post # 5
Dreaming13 : curious, did it take you 22 months after getting on medication or did you start medication sometime during those 22 months.
i know that a lot of people tend to have hypo over hyper, its kinda hard to find a whole lot of info about hyperthyroidism and pregnancy on the internet.
Post # 6
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
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
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
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..