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Hypothyroidism And Contraceptives
Hypothyroidism is also known as Underactive thyroid. Level, which can cause fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart ...Read more
Yes, : But you should have already been on the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement to normalize your thyroid levels. If not, see your doctor to get it done. ...Read more
I have hypothyroidism and i was wondering if the tablets im taking for this, will effect my birth control pills?
No: The estrogen in birth control pills increase the levels of thyroid hormone binding proteins in the blood. This requires your thyroid to make more hormone to fill up the binding sites. If the thyroid is not working well, it will result in lower blood levels of thyroid hormone and a rise in tsh, the test used to determine hypothyroidism. A rise in TSH with birth control pills means hypothyroidism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will getting off birth control fix my hypothyroidism? I have only been on birth control for one month and I started getting symptoms one week ago.
Maybe: Bcp suppress pituitary function which also controls thyroid function. Blood testing of a full thyroid panel should give the answer. ...Read more
Will birth control pills damage my thyroid even more than it is? I already have hypothyroidism and taking levothyroxine.
Birth Control: Doesn't damage your thyroid. The estrogen in the birth control pill will stimulate an increase in the amount of thyroid binding globulin (TBG) your body makes, so you may require a slightly higher dose of levothyroxine to compensate for the increased tbg. A similar phenomenon occurs during pregnancy. ...Read more
I am getting my blood drawn for my Hypothyroid tomorrow morning and was told to fast and not take my T3. Do I still take my birth control pills?
The thyroid makes thyroid hormone, the main one is t4, which is converted in other tissues to t3. An underactive thyroid makes too little thyroid hormone. You feel sluggish, bloated, constipated, cold. It is treated by taking replacement hormone levothyroxine. The thyroid also makes calcitonin, which is involved in calcium metabolism, but it is a weak hormone in ...Read more
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