Julia- it is a normal part of your initial bloodwork, but right when I miscarried last cycle, it was discovered that my thyroid was totally out of wack, so I've been on thyroid meds since that was discovered. So it was actually discovered right before the MC, but the MC happened shortly thereafter. Anyways, I have been on the meds and my IVF nurse and I were a little worried about starting this next cycle with having no idea where my thyroid level was at, since it was at 5.163 and they wouldn't move forward until my # was 2 or under, so she gave me a lab order to go do a quick check. I am just glad that it came back normal for now, one thing to not have to worry about right this second. Now, once we start the stims and especially after I start the estrogen, I will have them check it a little more frequently, because estrogen can totally jack with your thyroid #'s and I have naturally low estrogen/high testosteron, so that means with the crazy amounts of estrogen they have me use (We use the patches and I swear they have me wearing so many I have to wear a few on my forehead- not really, but it feels like I run out of room and have to figure out where else to put them) that may have contributed to my thyroid going nuts. They will let you know if there is an issue, but I doubt there is, I knew there was a potential for an issue for me, I had already been seeing an endocrinologist for the possibility, but he told me all was well (don't even get me started on that one- ticked me off!!!! ) so I trusted him and we proceeded with the IVF.Julia73 wrote:Is the thyroid testing a normal part of this? I would have pm'd you but I couldn't figure out how lol
Blueeyedreamer- woo hoo on the faint line! And I know what you mean about being a POAS junkie! With my last cycle, I felt like I was my male dog marking my territory, I was peeing all over the place...I would check every couple of hours......geez! I felt crazy, but it didn't stop me. I think my DH thought I had finally stepped over into the land of crazy! I think I started testing just 2 days before my beta and probably used 6 tests! I would love to say that I won't do that with this cycle, but I would be totally lying and setting myself up for failure! I know that I will be peeing again all over the place. Thank goodness I work from home, if not, I would look mighty silly at the office with an econo box of HPT's! My DH said I should buy stock in HPT's after he saw that I was not the only one that was addicted to these things! Maybe if I did that, I could use that money to finance my IVF- HA!