Post # 1
Well to start off I have been at my obgyns office 10 times in the past 2 weeks. They knOw me by first name when I walk in. I was diagnosed with pcos about a year ago. So my new doctor wanted to do some more blood work well blood work kept coming back abnormal. Eventually they found outyesterday that there is something wrong with mythyroid. It doesn’t produce enough of something. Which explains my weight that I can’t loose know matter what I do and also the reason we still haven’t gotten pregnant. I have been reading on the internet and this can lead bad things for the baby in the womb. Ive also read that it causes misscarages? I know the interet is a little extravagent on somethings but its hard not to believe it. Does any one else have an underactive thyroid?
Post # 3
Lots of people have hypothyroidism. It’s common and easily treated. Don’t worry =) People usually feel fab after 6-8 weeks on Levothyroxine or whatever they put you on. What was your TSH?
Post # 4
@FutureMrsNogueras: Aw. My mom has no thyroid and she has to take medication. She was told she could not have kids when she was 13 and had her hip replaced, but they were wrong! She went on to have 4 daughters! Hugs.
Post # 5
Yep, I hear you! I’ve got an underactive thyroid, pcos and I’ve been treated for abnormal smears. When you get hit with one thing after another it does take a knock on the belief that your body is capable of doing every thing that it should.
I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid about 10 years ago now and shortly after that the PCOS. I take 70mgs of thyroxine a day and keep fit and healthy to regulate my period. I still have days/times when I feel annoyed about it all but on the whole I don’t feel like either really affect me day-to-day. I was overweight and kept throwing myself pity parties about the whole thing and then I made the decision not to let this become my life, so I read up both loads and did the old fashion thing of diet and exercise. (Sticking to a low GI diet is good for an underactive thyroid) I have days where I fall off the wagon and scoff all the insulin inducing things I shouldn’t (so sue me) but generally a bit of effort goes along way.
I’ve never been pregnant or activily tried to get preggo, but my fi and I will try for kids pretty much right after our wedding and I do wonder if we’ll have any issues, I’m already charting and keeping a menstral diary so I can seek help early if I notice anything amiss and we aren’t pregnant in a reasonable time.
For all the things you read on the internet they are extremes. What you have to remember is while PCOS and hypothyroidism are causes for you not to be pregnant yet, it doesn’t necessarily mean you are infertile, more that it is subfertility that needs a bit more help.
Get on the thyroxine as soon as you can, it will make a gradual but noticable difference to your life and it’ll be like a light bulb going off when you notice it helping you lose that pesky weight, reduce tiredness and headaches etc and evenutally get pregnant! Good luck!