did you get tested for anti-thyroid antibodies?December 22 2010 at 12:59 PM
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Response to Need help, advice on next steps to take (mc's mentioned)
Levothyroxine in small doses MIGHT be helpful if your thyroid is low and you have ATAs. It cannot hurt.
Get your tsh, your T3, T4 checked and then come back here and post the results and maybe someone can help you.
Were all your mc's with your own eggs? This is one issue--if they were with your own eggs it may simply be a problem with your eggs.
So there are a couple of options
(1) Try some cycles with DEs and see how it goes...you are taking a risk if you don't test but then testing may not be the answer for everyone
(2) Go and do a bunch of tests for immunity (and possibly clotting) and work with a doctor who works on that.
I'm a little conflicted about whether to do the full battery of immune/clotting tests. People here really advocate that. It's just hard to know if it is a good idea because people with these issues can have healthy pregnancies and it is not 100% clear the treatments work. And I can't afford them.
My insurance just refused to pay for the few I did.
It's a very fuzzy area. But it could give you peace of mind and that might be worth it for you if you can afford them.
I'm talking to Sher in the next few weeks. There is some place in Chicago--Beers Center. There's something about the way they do things that makes me wary. They just give you this enormous battery of tests. Since many of the treatments are the same, it seems more judicious to counsel and get a few and then see where they lead.
The treatments are somewhat unproven. Some are cheap and some are expensive (LIT? I think it is called? It costs $10,000. Sometimes insurance will pay, sometimes not.)
It is really tormenting me what to do in my own case.
I am far from expert. I think Daisy is the expert on this so ask her maybe?