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Chemical pregnancy
Last Post 06 Jan 2019 05:29 PM by Elaine Moore. 1 Replies.
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04 Jan 2019 08:07 AM
    Happy new year dear Elaine!! Thank you for all your help in 2018! So my 2018 year ended on a high note as I was 4 days late and tested positive on a pregnancy digital test which said 1-2 weeks but then 2019 started on a sad note as I started spotting on the 1st and then bleeding by the evening. The doctor tested my hcg level and it was at 14. I can't believe after waiting some July to get pregnant we finally did and I ended up having a chemical and that's on top of my miscarriage in Feb. I tested my thyroid yesterday because I started taking a new dose of ptu since Dec 16 (every day I take 25 mg and Monday and Thursday 37.5 so that I can gradually decrease to 25 every day). The results came back fine. Tsh is still less than 0.01 but t4 is at 13 (9-19) and t3 is at 4.1 (2.6-5.8). I kept asking my doctor to do some blood work like you suggested but they refused and now a chemical happened. With my age of almost 39 it's not a joke. I guess on the positive I could get pregnant again so that's good. Just not sure why I can't seem to keep them. My OB is seeing me on Monday and finally is willing to refer me to a specialist. At this point I will continue eating pineapple core before I ovulate and Brazil nuts after, plus caster oil packs as I think it might have helped last month. I'll also try to eat more cruciferous veggies for my thyroid as well.
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    06 Jan 2019 05:29 PM
    Hi,
    I'm sorry to hear about your recent miscarriage. With recurrent miscarriages it's a good idea to test for hypercoagulation syndromes, since they're the most common cause of recurrent miscarriages and are easy to treat. They're also more common in people with autoimmune thyroid disorders. Antiphospholipid syndrome is the most common but there are other mutations that cause your blood to clot too fast. If your doctors won't test ask about taking daily baby aspirin. Aspirin and heparin are the usual treatments. best to you, elaine
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