- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
Sooo…. I’m looking for stories on how and when you came to decide you should have your thyroid checked or suspected you might have thyroid issues? Did you have a cyst specifically?
The reason I ask, is because I’m starting to put things together that might be nothing – but they could also maybe lean towards an underactive thyroid. Basically:
Before birth control and at times when i’ve been off, I’ve had irregular periods. I took out mirena in January thinking I’d like to see if we’re going to have problems before full on TTC this fall. The first month I thought I ovulated, but I switched thermometers this month to one that seems better and while I have a very similar pattern, its so far not showing any ovulation. AND I’ve never gotten a + opk. I thought maybe last month I missed it so I’ve started doing it 2x a day and nothing. not even close.
I’m overweight. Not massively so, but I have a BMI of about 27 right now. I usually sit around 25, but gained weight in the last six months. The thing is, I gain weight *insanely* easily. Losing weight… insanely hard. I have a bodybug, try to monitor calories, etc. It’s not impossible, but seriously.. If I eat over about… 1400 calories I gain weight, almost no matter what, and that’s WITH exercise. I’ve always thought I just “wasn’t doing it right” but have gotten really into health and exercise type stuff over the last few years (although admittedly these six months have been difficult because I’m overseas) and all of the advice I’ve heard regarding how much one *should* be able to eat and still lose weight if they are working out… Not applicable to me. I’ve also noticed that I struggle with this much more than friends, but have always chalked it up to them just being lucky.
I’m cold a lot. It’s warming up, but my hands and feet are regularly cold really cold. Darling Husband and I joke about me having “dead people hands.” I had always been told that this is a side effect of smoking, but I quit smoking like 3 years ago.
I know that none of this measn that I DO have a thyroid issue, but is this enough to talk to my doctor about? The tricky part is that I’m going to be moving in a few weeks and will need to try and find a doctor in the states that takes my insurance.
What was the process like? Did your insurance cover it? I’ve heard that if you frame it as a wellness thing insurance will, but you can’t really frame it as a fertility issue thing. Is that true? For me, it’s both. We really want to start a family and I’m starting to become really worried that its going to be really complicated.
Sorry for the long post, I’m just trying to figure out how long to wait, where to go from here, etc. Thanks in advance for your input