My husband and I have been trying to conceive for the past two years with no luck so far. I was recently diagnosed with hyper-t (3 months ago) and began taking methimazole. My husband is much older than I am, (over 50) so we assumed that our infertility issues were due to his age, but now I am not so sure since I’ve read that hyper-t can cause infertility in women.
My husband has a grown son from a previous marriage, so it would seem that there are no issues with his fertility. Neither of us have seen fertility specialists yet, as we wanted to try to conceive naturally first. I am hoping that now that I am treating my hyper-t, we will have more luck.
I ordered us both fertility supplements and bought our first ovulation test kit. I am thinking we will try the supplements for awhile to see if we have any luck before going to see a doctor. We don’t have a lot of money (we’re both teachers) so we’ve decided to hold off on fertility treatment until we’ve exhausted all other options.
About me: I have always been very regular, though I have very severe periods. They are heavy and my backaches, headaches, cramps, and mood swings can be very extreme.
A lot of my friends are starting to have children, and every period that comes arrives with crushing disappointment. I never realized how badly I wanted a child until now.
In lieu of fertility drugs, is there anything else out there we can try to help us conceive? I’ve read up on diets, exercises, acupuncture treatments etc, and was hoping that someone here might have some suggestions. What has worked for you? Is there anything else that we should look into before seeing a specialist?
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