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Can't get pregnant! Is it my thyroid or something else?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 3, 2007
  • 04:18 AM

I am 34 years old and I suffer from hypothyroidism. After 5 years of being misdiagnosed, I have finally found a wonderful doctor that cares and is starting everything from scratch. 6 months ago I was taking 225 mcg of synthroid a day for my condition. Now she is starting me from scratch at 50mcg per day and is testing me every 6 weeks. Yes, I have all the symptoms that everyone else has, even though they suck... you get used to them after awhile.

Anyways, my husband and I have been trying to get pregnant now for over a year. I have been pregnant before, twice actually in the last 6 years. I aborted both pregnancies. Now, no matter what I do I cannot get pregnant. He already has 3 children, so I am assuming he is fine. Is it my thyroid or is it something else?

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  • Well, hypothyroidism can definitely cause infertility. The infertility specialists know that hypothyroid patients have the best chance of getting pregnant if they keep their TSH down around 1.I'm not sure why your doctor has reduced your dose so drastically. 50 mcg is a pretty small dose. You might also want to look into Armour thyroid - an "old-fashioned" thyroid pill made from pigs thyroids that contains ALL the things a thyroid contains, rather than just T4. It works much better for many of us (but it can be a job to find a doc who prescribes it. Check out www.stopthethyroidmadness.com for more info).
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  • I'm 35 and I have hypothyroidism as well. Last time I had sex was beginning of Dec and started period the next day, He came inside though, and I only had a one day light period. I waited and 28days later I had a one day period again. It was more blood when I wiper after I pee. I then waited for period this Feb, so far I'm late but a week ago I had the blood when I wipe after I pee for 4 days. Not heavy enough for a period. I'm so confused for I do have thyroid issues, but my tests for my thyroid came out normal. I have been peeing lots, and feel wet down there. Also dizzy spells, lower back pain, cramping, super fatigue. Not sure what to think, my HPT and Blood work come out Negative. My first 2 pregnancies I was negative with HPT until I was past my first trimester. I feel like I'm going crazy, Any advice?
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