Hi, I’m looking for some advice about private testing.
I’ve had two miscarriages in the last 9 months. I already have a son (aged 2.5) conceived when my hypothyroidism was subclinical and was on 25mg-50mg in pregnancy. since then I’ve had to increase dose and am on 100mg levothyroxine daily.
My TSH was at 3.0 in last pregnancy at 5 weeks. Increased dose by 25mg at 5weeks. Miscarriage was at 8 weeks and scan showed development of only 8 weeks and no embryo, only a gestational sac.
Previous miscarriage was missed, revealed no heartbeat at 12week scan and development of only 8weeks. No increase in dose until 8weeks on advice of GP receptionist who said meds would be reviewed at 8 weeks midwife appointment- I will never forgive myself for not questioning this advice!! All tests showed TSH in range but I only had one just prior to conception and then at 10 weeks when it was too late anyway.
I just feel in a real muddle. I’m being told by the GP that two miscarriages are common and it’s likely unrelated to the Hashimotos but my heart and head are screaming that I don’t trust the GP and their testing. They say it’s up to lab if they agree to test T4.
Can anyone help? Should I go for private tests or will it make me more confused? Plus the fee is £250 just for initial consultation never mind the tests and follow up! I’m worried I wouldn’t be able to interpret cheaper results like MediCheck without consultant to give overview.
I’m so worried about it happening again and am torn between trying again ASAP and risking further miscarriage (but after which I’d be eligible for NHS recurrent miscarriage testing) and delaying to take private tests. I just wish somebody could tell me what to do!! I am so anxious about it all.
Any advice welcomed, thank you!