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I am ttc. I saw an endo in summer last year and he got me to 2 TSH. It's crept back up to 2.75 now (although I suspect my levels fluctuate between summer and winter).
My GP didn't really seem bothered as I was within range. Are there any NHS sources I can show her to convince her the TSH should be lower for TTC (we have been trying for three months which is obviously not that long)!
I don't know but I am watching with interest. I've just got BUPA coverage with work and am considering asking for a referral.
I am not on meds but TSH was 2.5 a while ago. I was told this was normal but I was concerned that it is too high, given the advice for those on medication. GP insistent this doesn't apply in my case and all is fine.
Since then I have had fertility issues (unexplained), a range of symptoms that could be thyroid related, and three miscarriages. My new FC also agree that my TSH is too high. I'm not sure what to do next.
You should also get your antibodies checkrd for Hashimotos and check ferritin, vitD, folate and B12 are all well tgrough range and not near the bottom. Blue horizons are good for private tests but there are others.
Gp can order test for ft4 and antibodies for Hashimotos. Thats wuite standard though you'll need to ask. Get a print of your results as ranges are set quite low so the bottom is far from optimal! For example B12 at under 500 should be supplemented. Take a look at healthunlocked/ thyroiduk
I think you should get tested for Hashimotos and FT3 before you start TTC so you are better informed. My FT4 was 17.1 but my FT3 was only 3.2. It turns out that i dont convert so i have to take t3 meds. If the iron doesnt improve your symptoms, go back to your GP. My GP referred me to an Endocrinologist who understands much more. Are you taking thryoxine? If so, you should aim for a TSH of 1 or less.
Thank you, am getting a private test. And yep I am also on 75mcg levothyroxine. I have also been referred to a lipid specialist due to high cholesterol (39 years but otherwise healthy and active). I think this may be linked.
Good luck. You should definitely have your dose increased to get your TSH down after you've done the test. Remember to test before 9am and after 12 hours fasting and dont take your levo 24 hours before as it will affect results.