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Any thyroid experts out there?

(5 Posts)
Snoopysimaginaryfriend Sat 20-Dec-14 10:26:19

I had a MMC a couple of weeks ago. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism about 18 months ago but suspect I have had it a lot longer and I am on levothyroxine.

I spoke to my gp and told her how scared I was about miscarry img again so they did a blood test for thyroid antibodies for me. I had a call yesterday from a doctor who said the level was '6' so they wouldn't consider it an autoimmune problem.

My question is if it isn't autoimmune then what has caused my thyroid to not function properly? I have no relatives with the condition (and they have been tested! History of psoriatic arthritis, sarcoids, addisons disease and leukaemia in immediate family), I have never had radiation therapy, never taken any thyroid inhibiting medications and haven't been diagnosed with any other condition.

Just feel a bit lost and don't really understand why my body isn't working.

AlpacaMyBags Sat 20-Dec-14 10:48:05

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ErnesttheBavarian Sat 20-Dec-14 10:48:47

I'm so sorry to hear about your MMC.

I developed hyperthyroidism following the birth of 2 of my dc. It lasted about 6 months or so each time then settled down.

I went on later to habe coeliac disease and hashimoto's (hypothyroid). both are auto immune diseases. Not sure at all if any link or totally unrelated. And don't know if it helps you at all

AnythingNotEverything Sat 20-Dec-14 10:53:44

The British Thyroid Foundation has all sorts of useful information. They have telephone volunteers who can help you make sense of this stuff. I don't have the URL but you'll find them on google.

Snoopysimaginaryfriend Sat 20-Dec-14 10:54:16

My gp is better than most it seems and my tsh is usually between 1 and 2.

I just want to know what could have caused it. This was my first pregnancy so it's not postpartum either.

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