My husband and I have been trying for a baby for nearly 2 years and we recently moved to Germany. I went to the doctor thinking I might be pregnant...turns out not. As a result of our chat he gave me some blood tests to check my hormone levels and my husband was sent for semen tests.
My hormone levels showed a TSH of 3.2 and all other hormones were in range except for progesterone on day 21 which showed I had not ovulated. The doctor put me on clomid to help me ovulate and ordered another TSH and T3/T4 tests as he wanted my TSH lower.
Anyway, at the time of the next TSH test I also had to have a creatinine test elsewhere for a different problem (I have ever been to doctors so much!). In the morning at 7 am I had the creatinine test and at 4.30 I had the TSH test. The creatinine test also came with a TSH level which was 5.07 and the actual TSH in the afternoon came up as 0.9! What is going on?
Anyway I took this to the gyno doctor at which point he was shocked and just prescribed me Thyroxin and said come back in 8 weeks to check TSH levels. No explanation. But as I am in Germany the doctors do not speak the best English and I am just confused right now! I have been taking many vitamins for the past 3 months to sort out any deficiencies. Should I ask for an antibody check?
Just as background info, I am always fatigued but put this down to my work. I have had bouts of insomnia since I can remember (about 11?) and I am now 28. My hair started to thin the past 12 months or so and my periods became irregular and heavy.
Since starting the thyroxin I have felt better-more energy, hair thickening slightly (might be in my head), I have lost weight but I am starting to feel dizzy.
Any info on any of the topics I have mentioned will be soooo helpful!!