I've been reading through the big Thyroid thread, but I'm a little confused (and out of time)
Was wondering if anyone could help me with a couple of questions
I'm seeing an RE for fertility - trying for #2.
My recent bloodwork for this cycle's DAY 3 showed my TSH elevated at 4.19 (canadian)
So they want to re-test (only the tsh) then give me "meds" if it's still high.
My mother has thyroid issues (nodules and she thinks she's hypo - but in between dr's so hasn't had the full bloodwork)
I've never had thyroid issues before based on bloodwork (I know b/c we did fertility treatments to conceive #1)
I have been a little "more" tired lately - but I just started night school a couple of weeks ago and am losing sleep hours a couple of nights a week. I'm still a SAHM to my 3 yr old as well - which of course adds stress/triedness. Hair, nails, weight are all okay I think?
I have always had low blood pressure and have always been sensitive to cold.
The only other thing I was reading is about iodine and too much vs too little. For the last couple of months I've been a seaweed kick, plus taking my prenatal. I read that too much iodine can even cause hypo....I'm wondering if I've triggered something?
My adrenals could be a little off with the extra stress of school and taking care of my 3 yr old.
We are almost done weaning - down to a couple of times a week - could that have an effect?
I know my progesterone is a little low based on post ovulation bloodwork.
I know that I should be asking for more bloodwork (T3 T4, antibodies).
My question is - if my other #'s are okay and my TSH is a little high, then I would want to take the meds anyway right?
I'm nervous to start taking thyroid meds without more info, but I'm a little scared as I know having untreated hypo while pregnant is not good either. They will want me to start this cycle - is it wise to do this quickly or can I monitor it first?
I'm going to see my naturopath, maybe some herbs will help?
I'm feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment. Thank you!