Posted recently regarding pre-IVF bloods throwing up abnormal thyroid results. GP didn't want to treat at first but did a u-turn (thank goodness) and wrote to me asking me to collect a prescription and have bloods for antibodies asap due to family history of Hashimoto's.
TSH is now 11.5, antibodies over 1000 and FT4 9. I feel horrendous. Completely exhausted. No energy to do anything, even basic housework as well as a comprehensive list of other symptoms. I'm a full time carer to my 8 year old so I'm desperate to feel better.
GP has referred me to an Endocrinologist and with a heavy heart, we've obviously shelved IVF for now. I started taking 100mcg Levothyroxine a few days ago. Repeat bloods in 6 weeks.
Will my antibodies go down with this medication? Are they causing the huge increase in severity of symptoms? I've felt unwell for years but the past few weeks I seem to have nosedived. Feeling down at the thought of having to struggle through my life for more weeks/months/years... My son is suffering for it. And the secondary infertility is soul destroying. Is this Hashimoto's?