I posted previously about post partum thyroiditis and getting pregnant, I'm 42 and a half and have a 5 and half month old and would like to try for another baby as soon as possible because of my age. Basically I was advised not to get pregnant until everything had righted itself and that could take a year, and was told just to "deal with the cards you've been dealt"....I didn't find this advice particularly helpful as time is not on my side, I am late having children not out of choice but circumstance. Very fortunately I got pregnant the first month we tried the first time, but being that bit old and obviously having put my body through the mill having first baby - though was a very straightforward pregnancy.
So, I went for a second opinion and I've seen another endo and he has given me 50mgs thyroxine to take to try and level out the TSH so I can fall pregnant safely in the near future. I'm not sure this was particularly good advice as I now feel terrible, I've been taking it for 5 days, can it effect that quickly? Headaches, nausea, starving hungry....
My levels, it would be great if anyone can comment, I'm realising they weren't particularly out of whack even though I felt terrible. Range in brackets.
6/09: T4 - 14.5 (11.0-21.0) /T3 - 5.1 (3.1-6.0) /TSH - 0.46 (0.5-5.0)
14/10: T4 - 14.5 (9.0 - 19.00) /T3 - 5.3 (2.6-6.0) /TSH - 0.03 (0.3-3.5)
29/10: T4 - 14.5 (range as above 14/10) /T3 - 5.2 /TSH - <0.01
18/11: T4 - 12.2 /T3 - 4.0 / TSH 0.10
04/12: T4 - 9.3 /T3 - 3.6 / TSH 1.3
I'm wondering if I take the thyroxine could it put me back in the overactive category? or does your body reject what it doesn't need? TSH needs to be at 2.5 to fall pregnant, under is dangerous apparently, I think for risk of miscarriage, but I'm not sure if over.
(All other tests came back normal, iron etc and I tested negative for the Graves antibodies).
Any comments gratefully received, and I appreciate the sentiment of "being lucky to fall pregnant with one at your age", and "wait and see", but I have explored those personally so don't need further comment on them