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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...

If a hypothyroid woman is on birth control pills alone (no levothyroxine), would it improve some of her symptoms like acne or hair loss?

Odd question. If she has low thyroid she will clearly benefit from thyroid therapy. Why not??? The specific type of birth control is significant. Some hormones reduce acne and improve hair problems. Some hormones (androgenic progesterones) aggravate acne and cause loss of scalp hair. All 3 of your meds reduce acne and reduce loss of scalp hair. For polycystic ovary, weight loss and perhaps metformin are useful. Read more...

I am getting my blood drawn for my Hypothyroid tomorrow morning and was told to fast and not take my T3 (liothyronine). Do I still take my birth control pills?

Yes! Fasting blood work usually does not mean to not take your usual meds, unless specifically told not to, as with this med, and with some other meds, like diabetes meds. Some birth control pills work best when taken at the same time every day, so take it. Let the lab know that you have taken it and they can also tell you if it will be a problem before they draw your blood. Read more...
You may. You may take your BC pills as they would not interfere with the Thyroid function testing. Read more...
Will not interefere. As long as not getting other blood work evaluating reproductive hormone levels, yes, can take your BCP with a little water before labs. Read more...

Doctor prescribed me 25MCG of levothyroxine. I also take birth control pills. Are they okay to take together? I am 19 yo.

Yes. The levothyroxine is just a replacement for something normal people make in their thyroid gland. The pill mimics hormones your body would make if you were pregnant, preventing ovulation (egg release) so you don't conceive. They work together naturally. Read more...

What should I do if I take low dose birth control pills and I bleed in the middle of my cycle?

Midcycle spotting. Best discuss this with your doctor. Perhaps you need a change in your birth control pills if this continues. Read more...
Change pills. The average dose of estrogen in most pills is equivalent to 30 or 35 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol. The "low dose" pills have only 15 to 20 micrograms - sometimes they are better tolerated in regard to nausea and headaches, but the downside is that there is a much greater frequency of breakthrough bleeding. There is also a greater risk of pregnancy. You should discuss a change with your doctor. Read more...