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Hi, I'm posting on behalf of my girlfriend. A year ago she was diagnosed with hypothyroidism (at 29 years old). We've been dealing with the local doctor since she was diagnosed, she was put on medication to correct her hormone levels and had regular blood tests to monitor her levels. We are really wanting to start a family and because of this condition we have so far been unsuccessful. After a handful of blood tests, Gemmas (my girlfreinds) levels became 'normal' and the doctor said he was happy for us to try for children. However, after a while Gemma started to feel unwell - as she did before the condition was diagnosed so returned to the doctors for another blood test. The test showed that her levels had once again altered and moved Gemma back into the 'unfertile' bracket. The doctor increased Gemmas medication and she has just recently had her first blood test on the higher dosage. Gemma is yet to see the doctor to talk through her results but over the phone, the doctor told her that she currently isn't ovulating. Previously, maybe 9 months ago, we both had fertility tests and were both told we were fine and healthy.
I don't have much faith in the doctor we are dealing with and I'd much rather try and see a specialist but we aren't sure how to go about this? I'd like to hear from anyone else who has been through a successful pregnancy with hypoththyroidism? - Please include details of your treatment before and during the pregnancy. If anyone can point us in the right direction to find better help for Gemmas condition I would be truly greatful. Thank you
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