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Conception and / with FMS
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Nimu - July 23

Hey all, My husband and I are trying to concieve but becasue of various other reasons we have been told that that the only way is by IVF. The doctor brought up the issue of my thyroid (I need to understand the context that he is concerned). Can anyone share their experience. Thanks, Nimu


chaplin - July 23

I have a thyroid disease. I have had Graves disease which makes your thyroid hyper .

Graves' disease symptoms may include:
Difficulty sleeping
A rapid or irregular heartbeat
A fine tremor of your hands or fingers
An increase in perspiration
Sensitivity to heat
Weight loss, despite normal food intake
Brittle hair
Enlargement of your thyroid gland (goiter)
Change in menstrual cycles & fertility
Frequent bowel movements

Now I have been treated and am hypo
here are the symptoms of Hypothyroidism (An underactive thyroid)

fatigue, exhaustion
feeling run down and sluggish
difficulty concentrating, brain fog
unexplained or excessive weight gain
dry, coarse and/or itchy skin
dry, coarse and/or thinning hair
feeling cold, especially in the extremities
muscle cramps
increased menstrual flow
more frequent periods

Hypo or hyper are both treatable and I know a few people who have been treated who have conceived and have had healthy children and live heathy lives. The dr. will have to determine a treatment. I have been told that it is not the best idea to get pregnant with Graves disease - it can lead to a premature baby and an under weight baby. The baby will be like the mother jittery and not able to gain weight as easily. That being said the dr.s have told me that they have treated pregnant women who have had graves disease and have had full term healthy babies.

Good luck Hopefully they can get this sorted so you can get the IVF soon.
All the best Chaplin (:



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