Saturday, January 21, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
So I decided to make an appointment with the RE, and I am so glad I did! He was very surprised that I was not being treated. He confirmed what I read about miscarriages and also said a high TSH can cause birth defects. So, he ordered another TSH test and said he is (most likely) going to put me on meds. He wants to see my TSH below 2.5. So, I have to get the blood work done, start the meds, wait four weeks, and then get more blood work to see if the meds are working. And, once I get PG again, he will up the dose of the meds. So I'm glad we decided to go see him a bit earlier than planned, because this might take some time.
He also said that, although my cycle is back, the fact that I am still nursing could contribute to my IF by causing high prolactin levels. So he's also testing me for that. If it's normal, we might be able to start IUIs once my thyroid is under control, (but he has to do more research on clomid + nursing). Otherwise, I will have to wean DD before TTC.
Greg and I are not exactly sure when we want to go back for IUIs. Our goal is to have our children about three years apart, which would mean getting pregnant in August or September. But, we all know that you can't exactly plan when you get pregnant! I got my cycle back about 9 month ago, and we have been "not trying but not avoiding" with no success, so we are assuming we'll need to do IUIs again. The RE said he will do the exact same thing he did when I got pregnant with Lily, (which means 50mg clomid CDs 3-7) and follie checks starting on CD 9, so hopefully I will respond the same way, but you never know.
We may start as soon as March or April, or wait until after Lily's birthday. I'd really like Lily to be potty-trained before another baby arrives, but I would hate to keep waiting and then have a hard time getting PG. Hmmm....Well, in the meantime, we'll think about it and enjoy life!