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i suffer from hypothyroidism since 2007.my TSH is 5.5,daily take a Throxin 50 tablet. No interest in sex ,please help.

By January 26, 2012 - 8:35am
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My husband need daily sex ,but i have any interest,no menses for last 4 yrs,i want to conceive.

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I know you posted this a while ago. I hope you have been able to conceive. I found out the hard way that not all doctors fully understand hypothyroidism. Low libido and infertility and miscarriage are common symptoms of this disease. I learned this the hard way. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism following the birth of my first son in 2006 and experienced many of the symptoms you have listed. I trusted my doctors completely assuming they knew everything there was to know about this disease, especially when I became pregnant again in late 2008. How wrong I was! Under their care my TSH, the gold standard for measuring thyroid function, rose high above the safe range for pregnancy and I miscarried. (Your TSH of 5.5 is way too high for pregnancy. The Endocrine Society in 2007 issued clinical guidelines that a maximum TSH of 2.5 mIU/L is safe for pregnancy and recommends all hypothyroid women have a TSH below 2.5 mIU/L before getting pregnant.) I vowed to myself that I would research everything there was to know about hypothyroidism and warn other women. I fulfilled my vow and launched my blog Hypothyroidmom.com in memory of the baby I lost to hypothyroidism.

October 21, 2012 - 6:32am
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Hi narayana

Thank you for your post.

If you want to get pregnant, you need to go to a doctor about your lack of periods as there is certainly something wrong if you haven't had a period in four years. How old are you?

Have you seen a fertility specialist?

There are many reasons for not getting periods (a condition known as Amenorrhea) you can read about them here: http://www.empowher.com/condition/amenorrhea/causes

Please contact your doctor about this as soon as possible.



January 26, 2012 - 11:23am
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