(Closed) Synthroid (Thyroid) and TTC

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

teacherbee01:  I have been on synthroid for many years. I was on BCP for over 10 years and recently stopped. I am now 9 weeks pregnant, after my first cycle after I stopped BCP we found out we are expecting.  I am still on synthroid and take a prenatal daily. Just make sure to take them at least 3-4 hrs apart. i’m taking synthroid in the AM and prenatal in the evenings. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee

4.5 is WAY too high, your TSH needs to be right around 1. I would request a referral to an endocrinologist, the family docs have too much of a range as to what they feel is “normal” for TSH.  I’ve been hypothyroid for over 25 years and take Synthroid, my  dad is also an endocrinologist so this is something I’ve lived and breathed since I was a kid. I’m currently 13 weeks pregnant, I concieved the first cycle off the pill and I’m 35. So getting pregnant wasn’t an issue for me.

Just relax, take your meds, and hopefully your TSH has come down in a month.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

teacherbee01:  I’m TTC and only learned about my hypothyroidism after my referral to a clinic. Thankfully my levels have been ok now. I started on the lowest dose and went up to the next dose where I’ve stayed. Let the med work, it will. Good luck. 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

teacherbee01:  Only after I started TTC. We’ve been trying since Feb 2015. They found a ‘mass’ and a cyst. They thought the mass was a blocked tube. My tubes are open. It was a lot of MRIs, waiting on results, and hospital visits. A lot of wasted time. Next cycle we are trying IUI after 3 months of TI and injectables. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I think it is great that you preemptively went and got everything checked.  Keep an eye on your levels and how you are feeling.  I’m sure everything will go fine! 🙂

My story: I had my thyroid removed in 2011 so I’ve been replacing with Synthroid ever since.  We started TTC in March 2013.  Got pregnant after 8 months of trying (baby born July 2014).  Starting TTC again in May 2015 and got pregnant on the 4th try but it was ectopic.  Started TTC again in March 2016 and still trying.

Post # 10
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Newbee

I just started Synthroid yesterday after 17/18 months ttc. It took forever to finally get someone to treat me and my nurses were like how are you functioning with those levels…. I said not very well!!

fingers crossed it does the trick for all of us

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

I can only TTC by IVF, and TSH is one of the tests my doctor does because it can affect conceiving and a growing baby. My doctor requires TSH to be between 1 and 2 before she will do IVF. Also, when you do get pregnant you will likely need to adjust your dose as well, as most women need higher synthroid doses during pregnancy.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I was put on synthroid and conceived in my first real cycle after BCP a month after. My levels have gone up a bit in the 3rd trimester, but not enough that any one is worried.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Following this thread! I have Hashimotos but had been euthyroid for a while. My TSH went up to 3.0 and my endo started me on Thyroxine last week. She said the same thing that it was “normal” but too high for TTC. Have a blood test in 2 weeks to see if it’s come down.

OP did you get your antibodies tested? 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Ash2410:  I have Hashimoto’s as well and I’m euthyroid currently. I got my antibodies tested a week ago and they were very elevated. I’m currently 5 weeks pregnant. 

OP, please request your antibodies as well or at least make sure they are being tested. High antibody levels have a correlation with miscarriage so once you’re pregnant you will want to be aware. 

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by  carrolltobee.

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