Hope somebody can help. I have had hormone problems since I was a teenager (inc hyperthyroid which readjusted in time with no medication). Over the past 5 years sought tests for hypothyroid due to my symptoms but was told my thyroid was fine as my tsh was fine. My symptoms remained, lethargic, sleeping lots, always cold, difficulty losing weight (Bmi higher end of "normal").
We've been trying for a baby for over 3 years, and was told by my gp and endocrinologist (under them for increased prolactin) it's not due to hypothyroidism, as my ths results were always between 2.5 and 5, as anything up to 5 is fine I have been told. Last year, after reading that ideally ths should be between 1 and 2 for fertility went to see a private endocrinologist as I feel I've come to a brick wall with the nhs in relation to my thyroid, as nhs professionals suggest ivf is the next step. The private Endocrinologist diagnosed me with Hashimotos due to high level of antibodies. He gave me levothyroxin to get my ths down to between 1 and 2, and my T4 from 14 up to a suggested over 17 for optimum levels for fertility. My energy levels are now amazing!
My confusion is that after being on levothyroxine for 2 months, my ths is down to 0.03... However my T4 has only come up to 15.5, so not 17 yet. I will obviously see a doctor again (I have an appointment in 2 weeks) but in the meantime, I don't know whether to continue taking the same level of medication for my t4 to continue increasing, or whether as my ths is so low I shouldn't.
Does anybody have any experience with a similar situation levels wise?
Also, anybody with experience of Hashimotos and elevated antibodies but ths below 5 who went on to concieve? I don't know whether this is the problem, but it's the only explanation I have because all tests for fertility (we've had a lot) are fine and we've been told we have "unexplained infertility".
Thanks for reading!