Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thyroid woes

BAH!...back to square 1. 

My thyroid follow up results just came back.  Not good. Not good at all.

I'm significantly hypothyroid again. For those who care or can interpret it, my TSH is at 32.40

For those of you who don't speak TSH, that number should be below 5 for normal people, and below 3 for TTC, but not below about 0.35. (not that all of you TTCer's aren't normal or anything)

Last blood draw I was at <0.010, and now I'm at 32.40

Perhaps I should get another opinion on I have decided to do just that. But...of course, they can't get me in until 11/29. I tried to pull the Dr. card but it just got me put on a cancellation list not actually moved up. And if they call me the day of, there is a very slim chance that I could actually come in anyway, so the 29th it is!

The ENT I work for placed the bloodwork order for me (or rather his PA did) so the results were delivered directly to me within 24 hours of the testing being done...which is pretty good for Nowhere, NM.  (hmmm...I wonder if this would work for beta testing should I ever get my BFP? I guess that the ordering Dr. would like the results first or too, so maybe not)This ENT had interest in endocrinology before deciding on ENT and was able to comment on the results.

He thinks I just need to be more consistent with the time that I take my medicine and make sure that it is on an empty stomach at least a half hour before eating, and recommended that I go back up to 75 micrograms.

Since I already wake up at 6:30 to take my temperature and have been waking up at 5:45 to go to the gym (yay, go me for getting my butt to the gym on a regular basis...or at lease just this week) I guess I could make that 5:45 wake up, take temp, take thyroid meds, go to the gym.

Wait...did I just say wake up, gym, and 5:45 in the same sentence...

Anyway, I guess I could make some changes to try to improve things, maybe H is right, maybe I'm just lazy...about the gym anyway.


  1. Ugh! Why is it always something? I hope you can get this figured out soon. Good for you on going to the gym!

  2. It sounds like you are going to be able to get your thyroid under control. I don't know how you are doing the gym at 5:45 but good on you!!!

  3. Just reading that sentence wanted to make me take a nap. I don't know how you do it :) Fingers crossed that the upped meds and regular schedule do the trick. XXX

  4. Sorry that your thyroid is not cooperating. I changed my whole morning routine when I started taking levoxyl. I take it as soon as I wake up (which varies since I don't temp). Then I take a shower, get dressed, and then I eat breakfast, which is usually cereal with milk. I dilly dally while I put on my make up, so there is usually about an hour from levoxyl to cereal. I've read some that say you should actually wait 2 hours for dairy. The other change I made is that I take all of my vitamins at night before bed, instead of with my breakfast. I hope you can get it sorted out!

  5. Sorry to hear that your thyroid is playing up... I hope adjusting your meds will make all the difference :) Wow - getting up at 5:45 to go to the gym !! I admire you so much :)) xoxo

  6. Wow, that is a big swing. I bet the increase in meds will lower it significantly. Also, I'll just throw out a few things that I've been told since I was diagnosed... 1. Don't eat for at least an hour after you pill. 2. Avoid goitrogenic foods 3. When you're making your appointments to test TSH attempt to make them at the same time of day and be consistent in what you do before the appointment (i.e. always fast or always eat a similar meal)
    Hopefully you'll be back in range soon!

  7. When I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism,i really thought i'd be under a nasty medication for the rest of my life. But after taking desiccated bovine supplements things has gone for the better.

  8. I was just diagnosed with the same numbers. Don't know what it means just yet but was suspecting something was up when diet and exercise failed to lose me much weight. Good luck to you!


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