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#1 of 2 Old 01-17-2011, 02:48 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi y'all,

 

I just had some tests done by my naturopathic doctor and my thyroid level (TSH) is on the high end, so she gave me some pills that are supposed to help.  Once I make sure that my insurance covered the testing she has already done, she said there are some more extensive thyroid tests she can do that will give us more info.  I got home and read on ask.com that apparently many doctors think that thyroid issues prevent a lot of women from getting pregnant and it surprised me that my "regular" doctor didn't suggest this first before suggesting Clomid and IUI.  ND said that a wider range is considered healthy than what she actually considers healthy (my TSH level of 2.99 is considered in the normal range by many doctors) but that she believes it is hard to get pregnant for women with a level higher than 2.  And I read the same thing on ask.com that many doctors are considering 2 as a healthy TSH level to get pregnant.

 

Just thought that might be helpful info for some of you.  Also, I was wondering if anyone else has any experience with testing/treating thyroid issues.  Thanks and happy MLK day! 

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http://thyroid.about.com/library/howto/htthyroid-fertility.htm  Here is the info I mentioned.  It's very brief.

 

I guess it is about.com not ask.com ...

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