My story: after 10 years of being told I would have to live with chronic idiopathic urticaria (hives) with no apparent cause a new GP referred me to an allergy specialist who did a whole raft of blood tests including thyroid function (not expecting it to reveal anything but just in case). That rest showed thyroid antibodies so a further test was run showing my TSH is very low (<0.05) and my T3 and T4 are high (10.1 and 31.3 respectively). Thing is, I've just turned 42 and have been trying to conceive since June. My GP has advised I stop trying for now and has kindly referred me to the endocrinologist instead of waiting 4-6 months before testing again. I'm fairly asymptomatic apart from the urticaria (sometimes I have a strong appetite but not all the time, from time to time my heart flutters, I need to clear my throat a lot at the moment, I can be rather irritable and intolerant, I need a lot of sleep, get overwhelmed very easily, get very hot when I first go to bed - ok, so quite a few symptoms but from what I'm reading they're not necessarily the obvious ones).
Anyway, my fear is that treatment will take so long that I will run out of time to conceive.
So I guess I'm asking for any advice to help myself while waiting to see the endocrinologist (I checked my prenatal vitamins and they have iodine in them so I've stopped taking them), and any information about exactly what the issue is with pregnancy/fertility and hyperthyroidism and its treatment.... I'l be grateful for any insight, information or advice, Thank you