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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lab Results

I got my lab results today and I appreciate everyone who has been praying! I almost didn't post today because it's been a rough day, but I want to be open and honest. Part of infertility is getting bad news and working through those times when they come.

The nurse called to tell me my antibodies keep rising, but my tsh is supressed. I'm not 100% certain, but from what I've read I'm thinking this means my doctor can't keep increasing my thyroid medicine since my tsh is so low, it would drop it even lower. But it also means the medicine isn't lowering my antibodies, so we are at a standstill. She said that my doctor wants to refer me to an endocrinologist. It took me by suprise for sure, as I was just expecting a dose increase. It also makes me nervous because I've talked with other women who have Hashimoto's and they say that most endocrinologist aren't the best at treating thyroid issues. I'm feeling a little stuck and not sure what to do, or if I'm going to get the help I need, so I would appreciate prayers. I'm hoping the doctor I'm going to see will be knowledgeable about Hashimoto's and be able to offer solutions. Regardless, its still disappointing that this is becoming more complex and won't be a quick fix like we had hoped. Hopefully there is a solution and I can get pregnant. I would so appreciate prayers for wisdom and peace. Sorry this isn't an encouraging post, I try to make sure I'm positive when posting,  but today just isn't the day. We are all human and have emotions, sometimes we struggle. I often need to have a good cry about it and just take a few days to sort through my feelings. It's so good to know I have friends praying for me.

I will update when I can, I'm supposed to make an appointment with the endocrinologist and hope to see my current doctor soon to ask some questions and figure out what is going on.


  1. Love & prayers xxx Barb Sanders

  2. I'm so sorry! You are such a strong person. Hang in there! I'll keep you in my prayers. xoxo