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Offline Mrs.AT

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« Reply #30 on: 1/09/16, 09:48 »
Thanks ladies,  I made an appointment with my GP however I am worried she won't prescribe me medication as my tsh level is within range and a referral will take weeks. Any ideas on how to tackle this? Also if I start taking medication I probably need to let argc know. Does anyone know how thyroid medication interacts with Humira, am I even allowed take it together with Humira?

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    Offline Leenaj

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    « Reply #31 on: 1/09/16, 09:54 »
    andrea im taking thyroxine long term. humira can be taken with thyroxine- wont be a problem. you could print of nice guidelines which state you need to get tsh <2.5 else see a private endocrinologist?..and if you do tell argc them your taking thyrxoine dont think they will they will be overly concerned

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    « Reply #32 on: 1/09/16, 10:16 »
    Thanks Leenaj, I will check with my GP first and if she does get funny about it I will probably go private. Just trying to keep cost down at the moment.

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    « Reply #33 on: 1/09/16, 10:25 »
    absolutely- i would print off nice guidelines and print them off and present them to her, see how you get on

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    « Reply #34 on: 1/09/16, 16:35 »
    Hi Andrea23, ARGC should be prescribing you the thyroxine to take prior and during your cycle.  That's what they did with me, mine was 4.66, I took the meds for 10-14 days, was retested to make sure med levels correct and mine dropped to 3.5.  You should ask them, as your doctor won't prescribe you the meds, as you say, it is within the healthy range.   My GP was saying that 5.61 was just over the range (that's my current level).  So I'm seeing a specialist in case I have underlining issues.

    Contact ARGC and ask for the doctor to write you the prescription.

    Offline Mrs.AT

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    « Reply #35 on: 1/09/16, 16:48 »
    Thanks Juju, good to know what the process is so I can only assume they will give me the meds just before I start cycling.
    I did question argc about my thyroid as this wasn't mentioned at all when I had the telephone consultation regarding the high Cytokines. All they said was that this will be treated with steroids during my cycle. I haven't queried the elevated tsh though. I think I am just a bit alienated because they didn't mention the thyroid issues in my cytokines consultation and I thought they might not have looked at my results properly. I will definitely query the elevated tsh once I am in for my immune Re test in two weeks.

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    « Reply #36 on: 2/09/16, 12:40 »
    Andrea23, just make sure you remind them about your TSH, as they did forget and I had to keep reminding them, I needed more tablets and a new prescription. They are cheap to dispense and not an expensive drug. I went to Wellbeck and only paid 6.00 or so.

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    « Reply #37 on: 4/09/16, 13:57 »
    Hi Folks,

    Ive just had some tests done in Spain pre IVF (donor egg), which Im just about to start cycling for.

    All my tests came back fine and my (TSH) thryroid function is within the normal range but I do have slightly elevated antithyroid antibodies (reference range < 6 and mine is 38) - the Dr doesn't seem too concerned and Ive been sent a prescription for steroids (prednisolone) of varing strengths to be taken from when I start using the estradiol patches until 10 days past embryo transfer date (1 month in total).

    Ive just read the following on an immune system thread:

    "Even for ladies whose thyroid hormones fall within the normal range, chances of a live birth with IVF are reduced if it is not treated with a combination of thyroxine, blood thinners (e.g., clexane, aspirin) and corticosteroids (e.g., prednisolone)".


    Should I be querying what the Dr has recommended or does it sound about right?

    Thanks for reviewing

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    « Reply #38 on: 7/09/16, 11:00 »
    Hi Ladies

    I'm after a bit of advice please - I'm currently 9+3 (I hope...) and prior to treatment have identified thyroid antibodies (and a couple of other issues). My TSH has always been below 2.5 so I'm not on Thyroxine at the moment. When I got my BFP, I check the level again and it was 0.53, the lowest it has ever been. When should I get it tested again do you think?

    Canadablue - to answer your question, I've been on Prednisolone 25mg for my antibodies (and they were higher than yours, but I would need to check how high exactly). I am also on Clexane but that's to do with blood clotting gene issue I've tested for rather than thyroid I think.
    I hope this helps xx

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    « Reply #39 on: 7/09/16, 13:04 »
    hi all,

    I had my consultation last night with Dr Gerard Conway, very nice man. Explained what was happening in the body, and what I need to aim for.

    He has prescribed me 50mcg of thyroxine for the next 3 weeks, then retest my bloods to check levels, and adjust accordingly.  He didn't mention about me taking steroids for my antibodies (currently 505), perhaps that will come nearer the time when I start a new cycle.  I will mention this, in case it was an oversight, as he will be consulting me going forward.

    I do recall taking steroids during my last failed cycle after EC and after ET... I think it was prednisolone, so perhaps I will eventually be back on this nearer the time.

    Sorry MMJ, I can't help you, as this is all new to me.