Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Results are In!

OK I just got off the phone with my RE's nurse. The good news is that my FSH is 4.9. Yeah!

For those of you who have questions about FSH check out this link where the Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago does a nice job explaining what a day 3 FSH is and gives a great table for ranges and defines how they can be interpreted.

They define an FSH of 4.9 as, "Reassuring level. Expect a good response to ovarian stimulation." because any thing under 10 is good.

I also had my TSH tested again and it keeps going up...it went from 2.2, 2.7, and now 3.37. I asked the RN about this but her response was that my RE looked at and was not concerned. But I'm concerned! There is evidence that elevated TSH can affect implantation. I'm actually really bothered by this but maybe they are not concerned because they think IVF will by pass this??? Does anyone know anything more about this? I've read that for women that are trying to get pregnant they want their levels under 2.5 and the fact that mine are slowly going up is concerning to me because I have a family history of endocrine disease.

*Sigh* As far as our infertility plan this means that Hammer is up next for his SA with strict morphology. Hopefully we can get this done this week since I am in town but out again next week (I told you I had crazy travel going on!). I would love to have our last test done so that we can know for sure what our next steps will be.

Recap of next steps:
If Hammer fails his SA we will be doing IVF staring the end of April
If Hammer passes his SA we will be holding off on IVF until around July to see if this Chiropractic treatment can help us.

I'll keep you all posted.


Hillary said...

Sounds like good news!! I hope you can get the TSH figured out and feel reassured about it since your RE isn't worried.

Allison said...

Yay for a good FSH! I think the TSH, though, might be troublesome and I've always been a firm believer that we are our own best advocates. Definitely bring it up with the RE next time you see him.

I'll be thinking about you guys and hoping you get good results from the morphology!!!

Hoping for our own Peanut said...

great news with the fsh! try to trust your doc about the tsh..its hard to put faith in them but they know what theyre doing!!

cant wait to see if ivf will be in april or summer. :)

Shannon said...

Im glad the FSH results came back good, thats great to hear! Im excited for the repeat SA and will be praying for good results!

Jesse and Mandy Peterson said...

Your blog hates me and will never let me comment when I want to. That's why I always comment several days after the post instead of immediately after I read it. So, if this works, I just wanted to say that I am happy for you to get such great results and I look forward to seeing how everything turns out. As far as the TSH, maybe if you talk to your RE, they can explain why they aren't concerned about it. I wish you the absolute best and can't wait to see what God does!