Post # 1
So, went to the endo last week, and got my blood results today. All my levels are totally normal, except my whilte blood cells are a little high, so he wants me to retest in a few weeks. Now, he wants me to talk to my gyno about getting my BC changed because he thinks its too much estrogen in my body.
I am going crazy, I really thought that it was hypo, and now he is basically telling me that I am crazy and its not. I really don’t know what to do, its going to take me at least a month to get into my gyno (left a message that I need to get in asap to discuss this) and to me, the only option is an IUD. I can’t go back to the pill (schedule is too erratic, and I got really lazy which is why I got put on the ring) so it seems like its my only option. I know he’ll do it, because he knows I don’t want kids, but I really dont want to have to go through the pain of having one put in, and the months of spotting afterwards (I really, really hate having to deal with a period, so I just skip getting it most of the time).
Can’t I just get a voluntary hyesterectomy and be done with it????
Post # 3
bump…wondering if this has happened to anyone else??
Post # 4
Relax!!! It could be much worse.
I was estrogen dominant and a lot of the signs are the same for hypothyroid. So, he could be right. I can not take any pills because I also had a blood clot 3 years ago. I have to use completely non-hormonal options.
There are other doctors that can order a complete hormone panel besides your gyno. I have mine tested through my saliva. Google ZRT laboratories.
Post # 5
This hasn’t happened to me; just wanted to commisserate. I have thyroid issues too, and it’s always been kind of a pain to try and figure out exactly what was going on with my body at a given time.
I’ve heard from a couple people that birth control can give false “normal” readings for thyroid tests.
Post # 6
So an update to my update.
Called and spoke to my gyno, as soon as I start my period in a few weeks, he is going to put me on Mirena, which has 0 estrogen in it. So, I am hoping that within a couple of months (how long does it take for new BC to wipe out the old hormones??) I will start feeling normal again. I was really bummed when the endo first told me, but the more research I did, the more I started thinking that this is probably the best thing. He also wants to redo my blood work once I am on the Mirena for a bit, to be able to compare to make sure this is what will make me better.
Also went to the foot doctor yesterday, got a cortisone shot in my right foot, and am now hobbling around waiting for tomorrow for it to finally feel better (he told me it would be really stiff today, but should feel better tomorrow). I can’t wait, because honestly, I am so ready to start working out and being active again. I know this is just a bump in the road, and hubs is even more ready than me. He wants his old wife back!!!
THanks to all my thyroid ladies for being a sounding board on the days I needed it most! 🙂