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Any BFP even having hypothyroidism?

I'm due to test mid week and although I've been low cramping I've now got tender heavy breasts and keep going to the loo. Does anyone else have an under active thyroid? Have to been successful in fet and ivf? I'm on 75mcg and it was diagnosed three yrs ago after a miscarriage. It's under control and I'm healthy but I do worry about this affecting my chances. Any reassurance welcome. Congrats to all those who are on there journey and I'm here for those struggling x

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My friend had two successful pregnancy’s with a medicated under active thyroid.

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Oh brilliant news thanks x

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I ended up on 100mg through my cycle, we now have a 5 month old baby girl: As long as your levels stay ok you are fine 🙂

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Brilliant news good to hear x

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Hi, we're having a second ICSI attempt with a private clinic in Greece after a failed NHS treatment. We had our first scans and blood tests with the clinic last week. I've had hypothyroidism for the last 8 years and currently on 50 mcg. My blood test with the clinic showed that my level was very low but the embryologist who is also the international patient coordinator said that it's not gonna affect the treatment but she did suggest that I see my GP and ask if there is anything they could do to bring the level to a normal range. She said that this is for my own benefit because I don't want to feel unwell while having treatment, and not because it would affect the success of the treatment. I remember seeing the same result when I had my first treatment in the UK but no one suggested this to me. I'm a big fan of the NHS and I think we are lucky to have them but I suppose you get a different treatment when you go private. Hope this helps and good luck with your cycle. X

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Oh wow thanks for the tips and good luck to you both x

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I have had hypothyroidism for about 6 years now and it took a long time to get my medication right and I changed a few other aspects like going gluten free as I have hashimotos hypothyroidism.

I did finally get pregnant in round 7 and in out first DE round but sadly miscarried (just one of those things).

I would suggest that you speak to your GP and ensure that a fertility endochronologist is monitoring your levels closely. It is my understanding that l-throxine treatment might need to be increased throughout the pregnancy. I am sure I have read somewhere the levels they should be at re each trimester.

I found the following if this helps.

Women who are on thyroid hormone replacement before pregnancy should also be tested to make certain that their levels are appropriate. During pregnancy, the medication dose required may increase by up to 50%. Increases may be required as early as in the first trimester.

Dosing is dynamic during pregnancy and should be closely monitored by regular blood testing. As the pregnancy progresses, many women require higher doses of hormone replacement.

medscape.com/viewarticle/75...

Good luck and I would love to hear how things are progressing for you

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Thank you for your very informative post. I will take on board everything you have said and recommended too. I was due to test tomorrow but did it today and git a bfp x

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That is fantastic news. woo hoo. So pleased for you.

I would recommend you talking to your GP and also have a chat to make sure they monitor you well.

looking forward to seeing updates in the future.

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I will do thank you so much x

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Great news, congratulations!xx

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Thanks never expected it I'm amazed xx

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