I took thyroxine to lower my TSH level during my last private ivf cycle (my TSH was 4.9 and the clinic advised it’s preferable to have a level below 2.5 to help avoid risk of miscarriage).
Anyway I asked my GP about getting them on repeat prescription as I’ve been advised to continue taking them between cycles (and possibly will always need to take them) but she said no because she wouldn’t have prescribed them as my TSH level was officially ‘normal’ at 4.9 (although still too high for ideal fertility purposes). She said I’ll need to get them on private prescription (but I surely can’t do that for the rest of my life?!). Just felt like another example of the NHS not being particularly helpful in supporting those of us struggling with infertility.
Before I have another word with her, I wondered if any of you get thyroxine from your normal GP to take on an ongoing basis for fertility reasons?
Thanks ladies, your thoughts are much appreciated as ever 😘