Thursday, April 19, 2007

No News is Good News.

Or at least, that’s what they say.
Did you know that a viral infection or a bacterial infection could cause your thyroid to go nuts? Now, I’m, not a medical professional, so please correct me, if I am wrong here, but apparently that’s why my TSH levels were off. TSH is the thyroid-stimulating hormone.
So what happened was, that just when I got all my blood work done for the fertility treatment, I happened to have abnormal TSH levels. So they had me repeat the test and that time the levels were even worse. I went to see an Endocrinologist who ordered more tests that kind of supported his theory of me having some sort of hyperthyroidism. So, then he sent me to Nuclear Medicine (fun, huh?), so that they could do a thyroid scan. The doc there asked me I am there, because my thyroid looks OK, maybe a little UNDERactive. SO, guess what? More blood tests. Now my thyroid is underactive which is normal if I really had just an inflammation, since now it’s trying to stabilize itself.
In any way, by the end of this month I will get yet more blood drawn in hopes that my thyroid is OK, which means the fertility folks will be happy and me too.

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