high anti thyroid antibodies and low amh


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Reply Posted on: Apr 25, 2012 at 1:13am
Hello dr. Braverman,

Something really strange is going on with my body, last year I had very good cycles with good lining (5 days of very good lining) and good menstruation. I am 38 years old. I then was still breastfeeding my first born.
We were already trying for a 2nd one, and was pregnant for a small time almost every month. The baby to be couldnot stick because of the breastfeeding (I felt it go away/ get loose at 6 days past ovulation, right after breastfeeding - probably oxitocyne).

So I stopped breastfeeding. Then 2 weeks later my throat started to hurt and I started to feel very tired. I had my thyroid checked and the TSH was too high 5.8 or so and my anti-thyroid antibodies were extermely high...over 2800 and later even above 25.000 (!!).
I alsways had very good menstruation but since December it is getting less. I feel less fertile then when breastfeeding and I do not fall pregnant anymore.
My amh was checked in january and it was low 0.7 ...

I feel my anti-thyroid antibodies are responsible for my low amh (as in July 2011 I still had very good cycles then and felt my ovulation every month). Now I have less blood during menstruation and only one day of noticable lining. I started thyroid medication in March and am low dosed 50 mcg. I get blood results this week to see if that is ok. I am not overweight (only 52 kg and 1.65 meters).

Do you think there's a connection between amh and anti-thyroid antibody titers (anti-TPO)?
Is there a possibility my ovaries being "attacked" by the antibodies?
Could I have this checked?
Am I in perimonopause?? (my home doctor laughs at me for being nervous on my less intense periods and lining).
Is it possible that oxitocyne has a good influence on fertility?

Thank you very much in advance!

Dr. Braverman

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RE: high anti thyroid antibodies and low amh Posted on: Apr 25, 2012 at 7:12am
You can test for anti ovarian antibodies, there is a correlation between thyroid antibodies, adrenal antibodies and anti ovaran antibodies.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.