(Closed) TTC & Tested positive for Thyroid Antibodies

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
611 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

My antibodies have been over 1000 and my doctor seems to think it shouldn’t rule out pregnancy at all. Your antibody level is not that high. When I cut out gluten I got my level down to 300. gluten can trigger an auto immune response so it’s worth a try? Good luck! I know this kind of news is upsetting but lots of people with thyroid issues have healthy pregnancies. 

Post # 3
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I tested positive for antibodies once, and at a relatively low number like you (compared to my husband, who once tested off the charts for antibodies).  With thyroid meds all my numbers improved.  We’re planning on TTC in a few months, and my doc just said to get tested to make sure everything was still normal, and if it was we’d be fine!  +1 to the gluten suggestion!  That can definitely help.

Google is not your friend when it comes to reassurance….you really only find the worst case scenarios there.

Post # 4
2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

i was diangosed with graves disease at age 12 and had my thryoid and parathyroid glands removed in 2009, heathly baby born in 2013. anything is possible. Best of luck getting some answers. 

Post # 5
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have antibodies >600 (that’s all my lab will report), and had a healthy baby in 2014, and am having a healthy second pregnancy. Absolutely it possible! From my understanding, a lower TSH level is more important than the presence of antibodies.

Post # 7
1151 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My antibodies have fluctuated between 30-200 but my TSH has always been ok.  Selenium is a mineral that helps lower your antibodies.  You could take a supplement or just eat 2-3 Brazil nuts per day.  I buy them on Amazon and keep them in the freezer.  They will help get your antibodies lower.

As far as TTC, it’s my understanding that as long as your antibodies are not CRAZY high and your other levels are normal, you’ll be ok.  I got pregnant easily and am now 8 weeks along.

Post # 8
1612 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

A friend had thyroid issues (not sure what it was) and is currently pregnant. She had a MC (around 6-8 weeks) on a previous pregnancy before they found out about her thyroid.

Post # 9
1382 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I tested falsely positive for antibodies, so I have no experience actually dealing with it, but the studies I read and my RE both suggested that with low-dose synthroid, the elevated MC risk can be reversed.

Post # 10
2160 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

futuremrssquiggs:  yes! My antibodies are around 600 and with proper thyroid meds I had a healthy pregnancy and have a lovely little baby. It’ll be fine 🙂 you might need thyroid meds but that’s it. 

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