I got a call yesterday afternoon from Dr. D. with my blood test results.
Prolactin and estradiol are normal, indicating that my ovaries are working. (That’s good news!)
FSH and thyroxine were not mentioned specifically, but “everything is normal”.
My hCG levels are 1. (That’s bittersweet!)
But my TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) are borderline, showing my thyroid might be “stimulated”.
I felt a bit bombarded with information so didn’t think to ask what the actual numbers are. Hopefully someone will return my call today to let me know. (Hopefully, because it’s the last business day before a holiday weekend.)
Update (same day): the nurse just called me back to say that my 3T4 levels are normal, but my TSH is 4.60. (She said the upper limit of a normal TSH range is 4.20.) So this might indicate hypothyroidism — which is weird, because I am tall and fairly skinny. I mean, I have fat and curves, but you can see my ribcage. Maybe it explains why I feel like I never get enough sleep. Maybe it’s stress-induced. Maybe somewhere I have baseline data in my medical records…
Meanwhile, I’m sitting here wondering if I have hypothyroidism and, if so, did that cause my miscarriage? Turns out that the thyroid is important in pregnancy. Ugh, is this why my Bean stopped growing? :(
I have to have a repeat blood test in a few weeks’ time to compare TSH levels; and I’ve also scheduled a full physical exam to make sure that I’m in shape I can be before trying to conceive again.
I’m a bit sad to be blindly wondering if my thyroid caused my miscarriage. I’m slightly worried I have Hashimoto’s Disease or some other form of hypothyroidism. And I’m also thinking that Aunt Flo not returning might be a blessing in disguise — because if there is a problem with my thyroid, better that I know that now, before we start TTC again. Whatever this thyroid thing is, I’m hoping it’s either nothing or that it can be nipped in the bud.