New to this board....a friend on the thyroid board recommended I stop by here and say hi.
I am 42 and am in terrible health right now. I had a total thyroidectomy Sept 06 (thought cancer but luckily no cancer) and have been trying to regulate my thyroid meds since then. I've been to a number of doctors about my inability to regulate my meds and my terrible symptoms - anxiety, heart palps, depression, disrupted sleep, night sweats, hair loss, etc.
The hair loss has been especially bad lately. I recently lowered my thyroid med for about 2 months (mistake last doc made)...I am now raising it again. In the meantime, my new doc checked my progesterone level during my luteal phase and found it to be almost non-existent (by saliva test).
My question is - why wouldn't he check estrogen as well? I think he was just testing according to the HAIR PROBLEM but I still wonder...I will ask him but I want to hear from those who have lived "it"....I still get monthly periods - 24-26 days, new cycle schedule occurred right after thyroidectomy (used to be 30-32 days and heavier). Is this why he didn't check??
I am starting compounded progesterone (pills!) in about a week, 15 days into my cycle.
Do you think the progesterone will help...or hurt? I've never felt so overwhelmed, sad, and out of control over my body in my whole life.