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i got the call...

... about my blood tests from Tuesday and apparently my thyroid is a little off.

From what the nurse said, my current thyroid is measuring at 3.570 and normal thyroid can go up to 4.5. However, what the dr.'s at ORM and the "norm" for when you are trying to conceive needs to be closer to 2.5, which could play a major role when trying to conceive.

So what are they going to do?

Well I'm going to get another blood test done tomorrow afternoon and they are going to look at my TSH Level, T3, T4 and T7, as well as my thyroid antibodies to see where they are at too. From there she said that I might need to be put on some thyroid meds to get it balanced back to 2.5 or so.

What does this mean for me?

Finally an answer as to why we aren't able to become pregnant. An answer. A potential solution. A fixable problem. No more surgeries(, potentially). An answer. An answer. An answer.

I'm researching now, online, more information on thyroid being an issue and how it will affect me the rest of the way, including through a pregnancy.

Today's a good day.


I finally have a reason to blame for all these 29 months.


Finally.






p.s. sorry for their being SO many posts lately, i just have a lot going on and a lot to share.

Comments

Mandy said…
This is great news! I mean, great to have figured out. What a great feeling to have an answer finally! And I don't know the exact details of it, but my cousin struggled to get pregnant for over a year and then got her thyroid tested. Hers was also off, but she got on the medicine to get it fixed and was pregnant within a couple of months. I am hoping and praying that it will be the same for you!
t.w.i.t. said…
Praise God! This is such great news! I also know of people who have become pregnant within months of getting on thyroid medication. It's good to get your thyroid functioning normally anyway, fertility struggles aside. Abnormal thyroid function can throw all of your hormone production off, affecting weight gain/loss, hair growth/loss, (in)tolerance to hot or cold, mood swings, etc.

I'm really happy to hear this news. Now, get yourself on some meds and make a baby!
Sarah Dee said…
I'm so happy for you that you got an answer. I hope its the answer you've been searching for.
Wonderful! I really hope that is the answer you've been waiting on. Now to just get it fixed and go from there. :D
GL!
Allison said…
I am so excited for you that you have a possible answer that may be able to be fixed with a pill! ((HUGS)) Words can't even say how happy I am for you!
Liz said…
that is wonderful jill!!!!! i really really really hope that you can get on meds to help bring the levels down and get on your way to being a momma!! :)
Dre said…
my thyroid was one of my problems as well, in addition to polycystic ovarian syndrom. They put me on synthroid for the thyroid and glucophage for the pcos. Did the trick! Both helped me lose some weight too. I am so glad that you have some answers and a plan of action... Best of luck!
Anonymous said…
Make sure you take the brand name synthroid.The genric does not work as well.I have been on thyroid meds for 10+ years.You will eat a lot the first few days,then you will level off.

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