anyone have success with anti-thyroid antibodies, I am really worried

anyone have success with anti-thyroid antibodies, I am really worried

anon
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January 18th, 2011, 8:21 pm #1

My endo says shes going to increase my synthroid before I go to transfer. But i realize that having hashimoto's put me at greater risk for m/c. Anybody out there have any luck with DE and ATA? I would really appreciate some encouraging stories.
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Leeba
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January 18th, 2011, 8:59 pm #2

I don't think the ATA is implicated in m/c, but low thyroid levels are. So, do get your TSH and T4 / free T4 levels checked early and often. If you have enough supplementation, it should hopefully suppress any erratic throid behavior.
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January 18th, 2011, 9:08 pm #3

My endo says shes going to increase my synthroid before I go to transfer. But i realize that having hashimoto's put me at greater risk for m/c. Anybody out there have any luck with DE and ATA? I would really appreciate some encouraging stories.
Thank you
I have Hashi and am currently 16 weeks. My ATA count is pretty high as well. Over 4200. You just really have to be on top of your tsh levels. Mine before cycling was .09 and when I was 6 weeks my tsh was 6.5! So you really have to watch. I was also on steroids for 2 weeks prior to transfer, so that might have helped. Good luck I wish you nothing but success!

All my best!

ks

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January 18th, 2011, 10:52 pm #4

My endo says shes going to increase my synthroid before I go to transfer. But i realize that having hashimoto's put me at greater risk for m/c. Anybody out there have any luck with DE and ATA? I would really appreciate some encouraging stories.
Thank you
My ATAs have been around 14,000 (yup with ref range 0-90, so REALLY high). My endo (not RE, the dr who monitors my thyroid) had me start baby aspirin for life, one daily, and it brought my levels down to about 9,000 where they've remained. I've had lots of mcs including 3 with DE, but we've found other reasons for those along the way as well - a hydrosalpinx, blood clotting factors (MTHFR and lupus anticoagulant), other stuff. It's not clear how much ATAs may play a role in my case. I have had one live DE birth (twins) and am currently 31w pg with our third DE child, so it DOES work!

I've read studies that show no link between ATAs and mc, and others that show a link, but the one thing most REs agree on, is that there isn't much to be done about it. I would use baby aspirin and I'd start before your cycle. Also, my regular endo who follows my thyroid keeps my TSH lower than normal (I stay slightly hyperthyroid w/ meds) b/c she says since my thyroid is constantly under attack from the high levels of ATAs, I need the extra meds - and my free T3 and free T4 are not normal unless my TSH is near zero, so she is right. Make sure you get your free T3 and free T4 tested to make sure they are in normal range, as those are good measures of available thyroid hormone.

There are LOTS of women on the board with hashi's, and most have NO trouble getting/staying pg with DE. I hope more post so you can see for yourself . Good luck! Best,
Kenny
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Calm118
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January 19th, 2011, 12:24 am #5

My endo says shes going to increase my synthroid before I go to transfer. But i realize that having hashimoto's put me at greater risk for m/c. Anybody out there have any luck with DE and ATA? I would really appreciate some encouraging stories.
Thank you
...i too am positive for ATA but my thyroid blood work is normal - no hashi or graves yet (so no clear path how to treat). My two docs got together (I love them both so much) and read a bunch of the latest literature and decided to give me a little thyroid hormone to raise my levels - proven to have helped diminish impact of ATA. They cited several cases in my clinic where women had healthy pregnancies. I would assume same would apply with hashi's...You are doing the right things! Get your levels checked often and manage your docs proactively to make sure they are managing what your meds need to be...sounds like they have a plan.

I have heard (on boards) of steroids and fish oils also helping - just not sure how and/or if specifically related...wives tale???
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January 19th, 2011, 1:27 am #6

My endo says shes going to increase my synthroid before I go to transfer. But i realize that having hashimoto's put me at greater risk for m/c. Anybody out there have any luck with DE and ATA? I would really appreciate some encouraging stories.
Thank you
I did.  I have hashimoto's and cannot remember how high my ATAs were-but they were high.  I was successful with DE.  Good luck to you.

Pandora
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January 19th, 2011, 2:53 am #7

My endo says shes going to increase my synthroid before I go to transfer. But i realize that having hashimoto's put me at greater risk for m/c. Anybody out there have any luck with DE and ATA? I would really appreciate some encouraging stories.
Thank you
I didn't know it at the time but following my twins birth, I found out about the ata's. I had already been keeping my thyroid around 1-2, so success is possible. I would recc following the suggestions kenny mentions. GL
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demomone
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January 19th, 2011, 4:17 am #8

My endo says shes going to increase my synthroid before I go to transfer. But i realize that having hashimoto's put me at greater risk for m/c. Anybody out there have any luck with DE and ATA? I would really appreciate some encouraging stories.
Thank you
and that is what my endo did about one month before the transfer she sped up my thyroid so hen I did conceive, it would be jsut right..It was my only successful trnasfer hen we did it this way. My meds had to be changed three times during the pregnancy but they did not get in any danger. I saw my endo every four weeks he entire pregnancy.
Just find a good endo that knows what they are doing and you will be fine.
Good Luck to you!
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January 19th, 2011, 7:31 am #9

My endo says shes going to increase my synthroid before I go to transfer. But i realize that having hashimoto's put me at greater risk for m/c. Anybody out there have any luck with DE and ATA? I would really appreciate some encouraging stories.
Thank you
my baby is two weeks old and I have quite high ATAs. Have been on thyroxine for about four years.
It may not even be an issue.
Good luck and keep us posted.
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January 19th, 2011, 5:36 pm #10

My endo says shes going to increase my synthroid before I go to transfer. But i realize that having hashimoto's put me at greater risk for m/c. Anybody out there have any luck with DE and ATA? I would really appreciate some encouraging stories.
Thank you
I have not had success yet with DE but I saw the biggest difference in my ATA by adding Selenium 200 mcg, they went from 660 to 85. I was already on Synthroid and Cytomel. Vitamin E and Zinc help your body absorb the Selenium. I have completely forgotten about this and need to go back on it. My levels were 45 last time I checked, so almost in the non-Hashimoto's category, don't know if that will help!

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