(Closed) Hypothyroidism and TTC

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Busy bee

MsGinkgo :  Let them know as soon as you can that you’re TTC.  Ideally, they want your TSH levels between 1 and 2 when you’re TTC.  Being diagnosed hypothyroid can be really frustrating at the beginning because it’s a slow process to find a dosage that works for you.  

On the plus side, just try to keep in mind that the optimal TSH range is 1-2, but it doesn’t mean you can’t get pregnant outside of that window…it’s just what RE’s recommend since it’s a variable that they can influence when a patient is otherwise diagnosed with “unexplained infertility”. 

If your levels are higher than that and you do get pregnant naturally, it’s very likely that your doctor will automatically increase your dose to ensure that your body is producing the right amoung of hormones to support the pregnancy. 

All the best 🙂 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

MsGinkgo :  I got pregnant with elevated TSH. They caught my elevated levels when I had my first prenatal appointment blood work done. It was at 4.88 the doctor told me her acceptable numbers were between 0 and 4.0 so it was a slight case; however, the optimal range was between 1 and 2 for pregnancy. She put me on 25mics of synthroid daily. After four weeks, my levels dropped to 2.59 and after eight weeks, they had dropped to 1.3 or so and have been stable ever since. If I were you, I would TTC and see what happens. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

following to hear stories. I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and have been treated for about a year and a half. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I have hypothyroidism (diagnosed in 2003) and got pregnant on my second month trying. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

MsGinkgo :  So glad they didn’t start you off on the 25mcg.  I started there and it took me flat out saying that we were TTC and having no luck for my doctor (at the time) to up me to 50mcg.  I’m now at 75 and my levels seem to be stable.  Although it’s hard to tell how someone’s body will react, you weren’t hugely outside of the “normal” range, so hopefully a small dose will work. 

And like I and others have said, it’s not impossible to get pregnant with an elevated TSH 🙂

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