I just found out my thyroid levels are higher than norm..... will be starting thyroid medicine tomorrow... up until today we have been trying to conceive for some time now and no wonder I haven't gotten PG... and why I haven't had a menstrual cycle for a few years...was put on Provera about a week ago, also. Need feedback from people going through the same thing as we are... We desperately want a child... Looking forward to anyones advice and knowledge..
Yes, the high number is the measurement of the "thyroid stimulating hormone" or TSH. If the level of TSH is high, it's because your body is producing more of it (TSH) in an attempt to trigger your thyroid to release more thyroid hormones. So the higher the TSH level, the less your thyroid is functioning. (I'm not a doctor, this is just how my endocrinologist explained it to me.)
I have been on Synthroid for 18 years (a very high dose) and my endocrinologist tested me very frequently when I was pregnant and he actually lowered my dose when I was pregnant the last time (2006/2007) because he said that high levels of thyroid have been thought to be associated with miscarriage. But he still kept it in the "normal" range.
I hate to tell you, but it took my endocrinologist almost a year to get my thyroid level stable and consistently in the "normal" range. It's not something that gets corrected as soon as you start taking meds. And a good doctor will start out with a low dose and very gradually increase it, while frequently testing to check levels. And please see an endocrinologist for this--this is not something I think a GP should try to take on.
thank you for the speedy replies......my OBGYN phoned today to tell me that she is referring me to a endocrinologist due to my age and to make an appt asap... she also stated again that my thyroid levels are a little low... am really confused now..
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.