I suffered a miscarriage followed by an unexplained stillbirth at 26wks last year. I became thyrotoxic earlier this year four months after the birth and was put on PTU. I have a thyroid nodule which was tested as benign (sister had thyroid cancer). The Obstetrician suspects Graves (loads in my family) but they don't want to do radioactive iodine test as I just turned 45 and it really is last chance saloon for me to try and conceive.
Currently I'm on 50mg of PTU (started on 400mg) but think my T4 is a bit on the low side. Most recent blood results from last month:
TSH 1.35 mU/L range (0.35-5.00 U)
Free T4 11.2 pmol/L range (9.0-21.0 U)
Thankfully I am TRAb negative but tested positive for TPO antibodies last year two months after the birth:
Thyroid Perox. ABs 493.9 U/ml range (<<<6.0 U)
I wonder if I should be taken off the PTU or have a low dose of thyroxine. We are considering IVF...
I've also been considering taking ubiquinol and DHEA to try and improve egg quality but my Endocrinologist says to keep things simple.
Any advice/ insights would be much appreciated.