|Diet & Health / 11:23 PM - Thursday April 15, 2010|
thyroid medication and birth control
Do thyroid medications and birth control pills cancel eachother out? I think I have a thyriod problem I have all the symptoms and throid issues run rampid on both sides of my family. I am fearful of birthcontrol being canceled out by the tyroid meds. Does anyone know if this is true? Also I was wondering the likelihood of my ability to loose the 75 pounds ive put on in the past yr and a half, once I start taking the thyroid meds? I plan on asking my doctor these questions but I wasa hoping for some ideas tonight. Thanks you guys.
- Asked by Authenticity, A Thinker, Female, 29-35
I have Hypothyroidism. The medication synthroid is supposed to help increase the metabolism so you won't continue to gain weight once youre on the medication but you have to realize that its important to do things like take fiber and eat oatmeal and lay off the high carb foods. I'm also on birth control pills, prescribed by the same physician that monitors my thyroid levels. I have no side-effects from either drug. Find a doctor that can be both your primary and your gynie. You will be fine.
I believe that the BCP is effecting my Thyroid medication, in the fact that I have been on the same does for over 2 years and had a favorable TSH now after one month of being on the BC Pills my TSH has gone up by 2 points (coincidence?) I also want to tell everyone that for many years I was on Synthroid increasing and decreasing my dose TSH going up going down, until I asked my Dr. about adding Cytomel (T3) since then I have been experiencing much less symptoms, have more energy and my blood test (up until starting BC Pills) have been consistently great! Another issue I am dealing with is the fact that Synthroid is also responsible for my hair loss, going to try Evening Primerose Oil that I researched online that it stops the hair loss. I have Hashimotos Disease that went undiagnosis for many years because my TSH was "in the normal range" when the optimal range is between 1-2 (I personally do much better just under 1. You need to request an antibody test (that will say negative or positive) I also have blood sugar intolerance (pre-diabetes) I am on Metformin which has helped me lose over 40 pounds.