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High FSH and TTC. Also Hashimotos.

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Aeiou90 Fri 01-Dec-17 20:27:46

Evening all,
I found out today my FSH came back at 12 from the Cycle day 3 test - which was actually day 4 for me because of the weekend.

I'm getting results of AMH on Tuesday next week.

I've googled and depressed myself, is it really bad news? I have just found out I have hypothyroid high TSH and hashimotos too- so it's been an awful week- is there any chance it could improve once my TSH is under control (at the moment it isn't but in first few weeks of medication still).
Thank you for any experiences- good or bad- I just want to know what our odds and options are. Xxx

Chattycat78 Fri 01-Dec-17 22:03:50

I don’t know much about the TSH, but my fsh was 12 age 34. I was told it would be hard to conceive as I had low ovarian reserve. The amh confirmed it. However, I got pregnant straight away but sadly it was a MMC.

I then did ivf and was Told it probably wouldn’t work because of my low ovarian reserve. However, it worked anyway even though I only got 2 eggs.

When ivf baby was 9 months old and I stopped breastfeeding I thought we’d better try again just in case: I had very very low expectations. I got a bfp 4 weeks later. I now have 2 boys with a 16.5 month age gap between them.

Point to take from this- if you have high fsh - yes you might have less eggs, but Egg quality is what counts when ttc; not quantity! All fsh and amh tells you is about quantity.

timeistight Fri 01-Dec-17 22:06:19

You'll need to get your TSH below 2 before you even think about TTC. The risk of miscarriage is too high if it's higher.

JoJoSM2 Sat 02-Dec-17 21:57:34

Well, at least you’ve been diagnosed. If the thyroid is the culprit in you not conceiving, then it could be possible to have a baby naturally as long as the thyroid is managed and you ovulate. I have 2 friends who conceived quickly after getting their thyroid sorted although they had hypothyroidism but not Hashimoto’s. FSH of 12 is high and means you might not get a gazillion eggs in ivf but then you don’t need a gazillion eggs + you might have a chance naturally.

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