Anyone with Higher TSH levels please read


#1

Hey guys thanx for checking out my post. I have been trying to get pregnant for 2years with no success. I’m 27 yrs. old and my fiance is 34 with four children from a previous marriage. I recently seen an fertility specialist/endo. who did a full lab work up which showed TSH levels of 3.7 which is normal, but the high end of normal especially for trying to conceive. He wants me to take Synthroid to help bring my levels down, but I’m skeptical about taking medications to alter my hormone levels. (I have never had to take any type of long term medications). Ultimately taking a pill every day-- even if it causes me to have to take it indefinitely would be a small price to pay for a baby-- I would just like to hear a success story or two? :flower:


#2

I don’t have a success story for you yet, but my TSH level was ranging between 4 and 4.5 untreated and my RE recommended that I try Synthroid. I had all of the symptoms of hypothyroidism for years and my family doctor just blew them off as stress related and told me to exercise more and wanted to put me on an antidepressant (which I wouldn’t do). I think that RE’s like to see TSH levels between 1 and 2. I have to tell you how much better I felt once I started taking the Synthroid! I only took it for a few months, then I was overcorrected and my RE took me off it. She said that sometimes it will jumpstart your Thyroid into working normally again, which is what it appeared to do for me. I’d recommend giving it a try!


#3

thyroid

i don’t have a success story for you but i have lots of experience with thyroid issues and have taken synthroid. i personally was not satisfied with this drug but wouldn’t advise against it. many people in the thyroid community recommend a TSH in a range of 1-2 when TTC so you might want to give it a try and definitely get your levels checked again as soon as you are pregnant. thyroid hormone affects just about everything so it is really important that your levels be optimized (for you and your baby when the time comes). if you are interested in alternatives you can ask for dessicated thyroid which is the natural thyroid of pigs. some say it is a better replica than the synthetics. good luck!