can anybody say that why i am raised with tsh levels and stopped menstrual periods??

stopped menstrual periods, got doubt and went for blood test to know thyroid levels.

t3 and t4 are ok but TSH levels raised to 18. suffering with constipation and not getting periods from 2 months. My age is 27yrs, i am married. i am attacked with spine tuberculosis. and i am on medication. now i am taking 9th month medication. i am not yet having children. i have to plan for kids after my 12th month medication. but now, i am attacked with thyroid. i am feeling very bad. becoz i am stopped with my periods. i dont know how it affects my conceiving possibilities. i am crying daily after effecting thyroid. i am fearing very much. Plz suggest me some good things how to overcome from thyroid problems and if possible how can i lower my tsh levels naturally with out using medicines and food intake suggestions also. becoz i am already taking too many tablets for my tb medication. Thanks in advace.

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  • Welcome ksm

    I am sorry you have multiple medical conditions, which I hope are under control with medication.

    You are hypothyroid and one of the clinical symptoms is female problems, i.e. periods - can vary between either too much or none. Once you get your thyroid medication to an optimum level, your cycle should come back to normal and you should be able to conceive.

    Always get copies of your thyroid gland blood test results, with the ranges each time for your own records. If you have a query you can post them here for comments.

    If you haven't had your Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, iron, ferritin and folate checked ask for these to be done as hypothyroid patients usually have deficient levels and these can cause symptoms too.

    Medication for the thyroid gland is the most important as it is the Master Gland which controls everything in our bodies from head to toe so we have to have medication at an optimum level. You have to get your TSH level around 1and 2 for pregnancy and the usual thing is to start on a lower dose, normally, 50mcg of levothyroxine with a blood test every six weeks and an increase, usually 25mcg levo each time, till you feel well and periods return.

    I will put a couple of links below and you can have a read for more information. Don't be afraid of what you read, it is important you have knowledge to help yourself and baby when you conceive:

    Levothyroxine should be taken first thing with a glass of water and don't eat till around 1 hour later, so that no food interferes with the uptake of the medication. Other medications should be taken 4 hours later.

    When you have your next blood test for the thyroid gland it should be taken at the earliest time. Do NOT take your medication before the blood test it should be taken afterwards.


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