My mother and her four sisters all have Hashimotos Thyroiditis and my grandmother had myxoedema so, even though I am not (as far as I know) displaying any sympomts I thought I would get checked just to be safe! As by the time my Mother was diagnosed some 15 years ago she was nearly half dead with various health complaints and complications that were linked to the untreated and undiagnosed thyroid condition
I am trying to get pregnant and know that thyroid problems can be elevated or sped up once pregnant and can also impede getting pregnant too so I thought i would go and get tested -
I have just received my bloods back - I am yet to see the GP about it - but the reception very helpfully let me have the full details of the results being: T4 at 13.5 and TSH at 18......whatever that means!
I have done a bit of reserach into the effects and treatments but I would like to be equipped with as much knowledge as possible when I go in to see my GP as I do not want to be fobbed off with either no treatment or a cycle of drugs that may not work....I have as yet find out if my GP is up on her thryoid knowledge or not!
I am also concerned about what the implications can be for getting pregnant - my partner and I are using a donor and are doing home insemination so do not have a never ending supply!
Anyway, being very new to all this, does anyone have any tips or advice that i can arm myself with when I finally get to see my GP and begin this interesting journey......?