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Long term TTC & infertility
02/12/2012 at 17:55
I was wondering if anybody has this or has successfully become pregnant with high levels? I have been ttc for 18 months with 6 months of clomid but I have noticed that every month my boobs are really sore and I am still producing some milk even though my dd is 3! I read up a little and I found out that this can be caused by high prolactin levels which can be caused by an underactive thyroid (which I have) but that levels should return to normal once the thyroid is regulated but my thyroid has been regulated for 3 years. From what I am reading high prolactin levels can make getting pregnant very difficult.
06/12/2012 at 21:42
06/12/2012 at 21:47
06/12/2012 at 22:19
07/12/2012 at 09:38
08/12/2012 at 13:43
My GP won't refer me until after 12 months of trying. And I can't lie unfortunately since she took my coil out in January!
Rosapenny - do you already have children? Did you conceive naturally? My husband and I conceived after 9 months of ttc on our 2nd month of the clearblue digital monitor but it doesn't appear to be working this time.
How did you broach the subject of the high prolactin level with your GP?
08/12/2012 at 15:52
13/12/2012 at 17:11
I hope you get your appointment through soon.
I'm in my two week wait and if not pregnant this month, I'm making my appointment with a private fertility consultant. I just know that my GP will hold out referring me until the last possible minute, and I'm starting to get really impatient now!
13/12/2012 at 22:57
Hi judith thanks, good news is I got a letter through today, so I just need to phone up and make an appointment, going to call tomorrow and see what date they give me. I'm so glad to feel like something is now happening and maybe 2013 could be a lucky year!
I hope the 2ww goes quick and you get a nice bfp at the end of it!!
14/12/2012 at 18:05
Keep us updated Rosapenny. I hope you get an appointment soon.
14/12/2012 at 23:53
I got my appointment booked for 22nd Jan at 2.30. Very excited but very nervous!!
15/12/2012 at 14:39
Oh brilliant. I'd be interested to hear what they say to you. I imagine they will probably test your bloods for your prolactin levels.
29/01/2013 at 11:47
How did your app go?
Still no bfp for me, no ovulation last month, according to my cbdm, and my GP has now, under duress, referred me to a gynae and my app is Monday 4th Feb.
29/01/2013 at 22:17
I had my appointment and the dr was lovely, he told me all the tests I'll have to go through, he was great he told me that they will start with day 23 bloods that will also take in proclactin levels and then I get them again on cd2-3. I have to get a hsg as well and hubby has to be tested. Last week I had to have an internal and a few swabs and an internal scan but he said everything looks healthy, he said they may decide to treat me in my own hospital or send me to Belfast for treatment.
That's great that they have referred you now, that wont be long coming around. xx
05/02/2013 at 20:38
06/02/2013 at 21:18
Sounds like they are getting the ball rolling now!! At least then you will be able to find out what is going on. I am on 100 thyroxin as well. I started af today so onto month 23 for us and I have my second blood tests on Friday, the hsg was all booked up so have to try again next cycle.
Good Luck with your tests too xxx
20/10/2013 at 16:17
I have had high prolactin all of my adult life. I have a 14 year old and decided last year we wanted another child. I started taking agnus Castus and fell pregnant the same month. Unfortunately this did not work out. But I am back on it this month and am already feeling so much better. Fingers crossed for a positive test this month
30/11/2013 at 19:15
I have been diagnosed with the same thing: high prolactin level. After ttc the past 5 months I did some bloodwork and found out. my gynae has put me on bromocriptine 2.5 mg. I should take these and do the test again in 21 days. Lets see how it goes and if pregnancy will occur.
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