(Closed) Hypothyroidism and TTC? :(

posted 10 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
5571 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m sorry that you’re having to worry about this!!! I was diagnosed with hypothyroid issues a little over a month ago. We’ve been TTC since last June and I’ve had 2 miscarriages in that time.

We believe that the hypothyroid issue was contributing to a progesterone deficiency (the hormone that you need to sustain a pregnancy at the beginning). I started hypothyroid meds as soon as we found out and so far it looks like my levels have evened out and that it is in fact helping. I haven’t had any issues getting pregnant, it’s just the staying pregnant that has been my problem. Hopefully the thyroid is the missing piece of the puzzle for me 🙂

The good news is that once you start medication they should be able to balance your thyroid levels (if that’s even your issue) and monitor it so it won’t have as much of an effect on your TTC efforts.

Feel free to PM me if you have any questions! Good luck!

Post # 4
894 posts
Busy bee

I’m sorry to hear that. It is unbelievable how many women have thyroid issues but no one seems to talk about it much. I wish more women proactively got tested so kudos to you!  Thyroid issues can be managed very successfully but please get yourself a good Endocrinologist!  Since you are planning on getting pregnant they will monitor your levels more closely. You absolutely can have a wonderful pregnancy! Best wishes! 

Post # 5
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was just diagnosed yesterday and I’m kind of freaking out!

I too have experienced a very messed up cycle since going off the pill about 8 months ago, so I went to the ob/gyn to discuss it.  The bloodwork shows hypothyroidism!

What the hell?  I have no symptoms at all!  In fact I’ve lost about 25 pounds since January (through exercise and dieting).  

I’m very surprised and a bit scared about how this may impact my ability go have a healthy pregnancy.  

Post # 6
989 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have this since I was born… almost 22 years ago. I can tell you that there are foods you should stay away from and others that can help. Also if you choose the drug route (more on that in a minute) note that you do not want to become dependent on the drug (i was on synthroid) as it actually slowly kills your thyroid all together thus making you dependent on the drug. I would suggest going to a diet plan after the pregnancy but sometimes the pill is better during for the child’s sake. The good news is that this is a common condition and with the help of your doctor can allow for a healthy pregnancy and birth.

Now As for my experiance: child remembers to take their pill and college students are worse. I was on a daily dosage and after seeing my doctor and year after year the blood tests coming back normal I realized something, I didn’t need the pill. My thyriod is eptopic that means it is in the base of my tongue instead of my throat (well for me but eptopic means basically not where it should be). I took about 10 pills over the last 2 years instead of the 730 I should have… Yet normal levels. Just don’t let your doctor push you into something you dont need (mine didn’t she thought I was taking the pill and she is a family friend also (though now retiring this summer she was one of the top in this field) So she helped me come up with foods that are good and bad and I can be monitered with out the drug.

Bottom line don’t get scared, look at all your options and I wouldn’t worry to much. With the help of a doctor there is no need to worry. like I said I have had this for my entire life and when I TTC. give birth I am still going to be able to do it at home naturally. This is common, PM for support or any questions 🙂

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