Birth Control and Thyroid Problems...
I'm just wondering if anyone is aware of a correlation between certain birth control methods and thyroid problems.
The reason I'm asking is because I was diagnosed 5 months ago as hypothyroid (Hashi's). I've been on Levothyroxine since then and have not felt better. I've seen a few minor improvements, but not much.
Anyway, in doing more research to find out if I may have had another problem that needs to be addressed, I found several message boards where people that were using the same birth control as I was were having the same symptoms as I had. They however, had their thyroids tested and everything would be "normal". Now who knows if they were really normal or not though. I imagine that most of them only had a TSH run and not much more than that.
Anyway, the birth control I had was the Mirena IUD. I have since had it removed to rule it out as part of my problem, but from the experience of others I've read it often takes several months for the symptoms to go away. So far I'm two months post removal and still have symtoms, but maybe not as bad.
Does this sound familiar to anyone or has anyone else had similar issues? My thyroid problems all started about a month after getting the IUD, so I'm just wondering if there could be some correlation.