Yet another nail in the coffin of the factory where I did IVF #1: apparently I am hypothyroid & was never told about it.
So Dr. D-W finally got my freaking records from them last week. Who knew it took 6 weeks for a file to travel literally 2 miles down the road? Anyways, she reviewed them & called me last night. As I was in the shower (this was @ like 8pm) she left me a voicemail saying the following (roughly):
"I was reviewing your last bloodwork prior to your cycling for IVF & noticed your TSH was 3.5. While it's not super high it's high enough for me to suggest putting you on a small dose of Synthroid. I look for a TSH of under 3 for patients who cycle with me because the evidence is pregnancy rates go up & miscarriage rates go down @ that level. Your last IUI here (June 2011) it was 2.8 so it's gone up. Were you aware of this? Call me or Wendy (the nurse) back & let me know."
Interesting. My grandma (dad's mom) had her thyroid removed in her 40s. Actually, most Portuguese women I know have thyroid issues, but I digress. Grandma also had a history of miscarriages which may be related to that but since that was the 50s they really didn't have knowledge about it then.
So I called back & left a message. Wendy got back to me this morning & I will be able to pick up the med on my way home from work. What's one more pill?