Guess I will be taking a Thyroid medicine for awhile....

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Guess I will be taking a Thyroid medicine for awhile....
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Tue, 09-06-2011 - 9:46pm

I had my final blood work done before my IVF adventure and the IVF nurse called this afternoon. I was taking a nap so I totally spaced a bit.

My TSH is considered "normal" if I weren't trying to get pregnant but slightly elevated if I do get pregnant. The nurse said that they want to put me on meds (can't remember what it is) because they don't want me to have an increased risk of miscarriage.

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Better to be safe than sorry, right? I'm sorry you have to take it, but I know that, like me, you will do anything to get that sticky bfp!!

FX for a successful IVF cycle chica! When is your appt today?

 


 


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I think the most common med is synthroid. I have a friend who got pg while she was taking that. No worries. I do not think that elevated TSH can cause an ectopic.
I am so glad they found something to fix that may help!
Chouli, 34; DH 45 Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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They have me on levothroid and I just got it filled today.They want my TSH 2.5 or lower and it is 3.25 now. I really hope it doesn't take long to lower it. I was suppose to start BCP at the end of the month but they want to test my TSH is 4 weeks. I really hope I won't have to wait an extra month. Boo.....

Our IVF coucelsor appointment went well and I really didn't know what to expect. I am not sure if it was really necessary because I knew all that but they are covering their bases.

They talked trickier subjects to get us thinking...

Example: The clinic usually puts back 2 but sometimes 3 depending on the case. There is a 2-4% chance that the single embryo will split after transfer to make identical twins so theoretically there is a chance to get quads with just putting 2 in. I know the chances are really low. She wondered what we thought about keeping all babies or doing selective reduction. I think she is putting the cart before the horse. She just wanted to know if we as a couple could make a decision. She says when the couples don't agree, they usually end up in divorce. She doesn't care one way or another, just that we are unison in our decision.

She also wanted us to think about what would happen if we have extra embryos after we are all done TTC. (ex. let them thaw and get thrown, donate to science, donate to a couple, etc).

The appointment was a lot of "what ifs". They also wanted to know if our marriage was strong because they had one instance years back where the couple was getting a divorce and on transfer day the husband said NO. I was more interested in the drugs that I will be taking and how to take them. I guess that will be another appointment closer to the time.

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