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Thyroid questions

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hartmel Fri 09-Nov-12 17:21:52

Hi there

I'm new to this site...
and have a question right away smile

Me and my husband are trying to concieve for 2 years already..
a couple weeks ago, i went to the walk in clinic (my family doctor was away on holidays) because i noticed a small lump on my throat.. my first thought was thyroid..
well he did some blood test, and the test showed that my TSH level is 4.95 it showed normal range is between 0.8-4.2... i asked him if my thyroid is ok. and all he said is everything is fine. don't worry just do another blood test in a couple month.. and he send me to see my family doctor.. well my family doctor is still not back and i''m a little bit concerned..

i have the following symptons: gained weight in the last year (i went from a size 7/8 to a size 12/14) tired, irregular menstrual, depressed, hard time falling asleep...

now my question, do think that i have thyroid underactive or overactive?

Thank you for your answers

AttilaTheMeerkat Fri 09-Nov-12 17:37:47

This website is good and has lots of useful information on it

Some GPs are unfortuantely ignorant when it comes to such issues and mess around in ignorance. You will need to be persistant in order to get answers.

Christelle2207 Sun 11-Nov-12 11:34:32

dont panic. your thyroid is bordeline underactive, like mine. I had tsh of 5 or so for years
recently it has increased to 8, im now on thyroxin drugs and is coming down. i believe this can cause fertility problem though gp says no. either way thyroxin will bring it down to normal levels once i have the right dose. at your levels though they prob will not want to medicate just retest you to make sure its not getting worse. if you think you have symptoms though you should push for the drugs- i have been taking for 5 weeks now and definitely better.

hartmel Tue 13-Nov-12 17:19:31

Thank you everyone for answering.. i have an appt to see my family doctor on Nov 19.

i have been doing a lot of research regarding this matter, and hope that my doctor will listen and help me now to get it under control before it is to late...

duende Tue 13-Nov-12 19:43:23

Your thyroid may well be the reason why you're struggling to conceive. Ideally your TSH should be closer to 1-2, but not all GPs are aware of it.
Arm yourself with information from the thyroid foundation website and talk to your GP. I'm surprised that after 2 years of ttc you haven't been referred for thyroid blood tests already sad
If your GP is not sympathetic, maybe it's worth seeing an endocrinologist privately?

hartmel Tue 13-Nov-12 20:08:24

i actually have been seeing in the last 2 years 2 Gyneacolgist, 1 fertility doctor, 1 family doctor and 2 walk in doctors about my problem...

when i saw my fertilty doctor, all he said was ".. loose some weight and then we will talk..." (i'm 180lb right now) he didn't even do blood test nothing.. i just cried because of his way.. to me his reaction was that only thin ladies can get pregnant... :-)

and the reason why i gained weight is because of my thyroid..

Christelle2207 Tue 13-Nov-12 20:27:03

hartmel I feel for you. I'm sure thyroxin could help you. best of luck on the 19th.

hartmel Tue 13-Nov-12 20:38:21

Christelle2207 i hope so too, and i will let you know what the doctor says on the 19th.

hartmel Mon 19-Nov-12 23:07:01

So i saw my doctor and I have an under active thyroid. I'm on pills for 3 month and then he will do the test again.. Well lets hope this helps

Christelle2207 Tue 20-Nov-12 08:35:45

good. mine was sorted within a month.

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