Newly diagnosed thyroid

Hi, My doc asked me blood test for my fertility test. Today I went to Doc, she said, all tests are normal except Thyroid. My thyroid test was 18, she said normal range is max 5.

She prescribed me Levothryoxine 50 mcg. And said that I'll have to come after 3 months for blood test.

My question, after my thyroid level comes to normal, then I am able to conceive?

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  • Theoretically yes. But that is assuming that your thyroid is causing the problem.

    Its a slow business getting the thyroid straight. You may need dose increases before your levels are perfect.

  • Biiyyaa 3 months is too long to retest, arrange a test for 6-8 weeks after starting Levo. Arrange the earliest possible appointment of the morning for blood draw, fast overnight (you can have water) and leave off Levo for 24 hours. This gives the highest possible TSH which is what is needed when looking for an increase in dose or to avoid a reduction.

    Re-testing/increases in dose should be repeated every 6-8 weeks until you feel well and your symptoms abate. From what I have read your TSH should be below 2 for pregnancy.

  • Ok, I'll talk to my doctor. Thanks both of you :)

  • Your gp needs to also test

    Ferritin

    Folate

    B12

    Vit d3

    Because all must be at least halfwaybin their ranges or your body cannot convert the levo into the t3 your body cells need to function

    It takes many months to get levels correct and get well (TSH of 18 is very high ) and you need to also have Thyroid Antibodies checked because if as is likely you have Hashimotos Autoimmune Hypothyroid its highly likely you will pass it to a child

    My husband and daughter are both Hashimotos and 3 of her 4 children have hashimotos too

  • I like to add selenium to that list. Se is essential to catalyze the conversion of T4 to T3. It's the latter you need to feel well.

  • sekenium is worth a try but in my exoerience its over hyped

  • Yes, you need a TSH of below 2 to get pregnant.

    Look at hypothyroidmom.com & buy her book on pregnancy with an under active thyroid. Most GP's don't understand what you need to do to get pregnant & stay pregnant.

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