Today is day 3 of stim shots (cd4) and I'm wondering if this is all a big fat waste o' time.
Two days ago I went in to get started on this cycle and did the ritual early morning bloodletting. And because it has just been niggling me in the back of my mind that maybe my thyroid is out of whack, I asked them to run a thyroid test on my blood as well. And they did. And my TSH is 4. FOUR. That is still within some definitions of normal, but it's definitively higher than the 0.3-3.0 range that is recommended by many endocrinologists, and some recommend a range of 1-2 if you are trying to get pregnant.
So I freaked out post the RE's call. And made an appointment with the thyroid expert she recommended for this coming Wednesday, and then after work I took a look at previous blood test results. And right there were my results from my primary care provider showing that my TSH was 2.2 in January. And earlier tests from my RE have it at 3.5. So I don't know what to think or what I should do.
I went in for yet another blood draw yesterday and will have those results Monday, and I guess I can't really do anything until I bring those results to the thyroid endocrinologist on Wednesday. Except now I am wondering if this cycle is just a profound waste of time. I can't seem to find much research on this, except that hypothyroidism does cause recurrent miscarriage. So maybe I'm fine making the embryos and just freezing them if there is a thyroid issue? I seriously have no idea. All I know is that I am totally, utterly freaking out.
I don't even know why I asked them to run this test; my sister has severe hypothyroidism and I have had some variability in thyroid function in the past (borderline hyperthyroid in my youth, and borderline hypothyroid a year or so ago). I guess I'm glad I did, but seriously, I wish I knew more about what to do.
Do any of you have experience in this area and have ideas? I just don't know what to do....