Re: strange menstrual cycle when levo increased-anyone else?
Hi Jo636 - I've not experienced those types of symptoms "after" starting medication. I was experiencing those types of symptoms before starting meds and somewhat afterwards. I've had issues with my estrogen for a while. My thyroid doctor is concerned about estrogen excess and breast cancer.
Higher levels of estrogen will cause all known PMS syptoms. I've even read that excess estrogen can lead to thyroid and adrenal issues, endometriosis, fibroids, PCOS, infertility, mood swings, low libido, constant headaches, migraines etc. Our estrogen to progesterone ratio ought to be balance and testosterone ought to be at a certain level. If all these things our out of balance, too high/low it will cause problems.
Unfortunately not a lot of doctors will look at all the various things which need correcting besides the thyroid. I'd look first at all your hormones, including your adrenal function. I've resorted to a naturopath to help balance my estrogen levels and my thyroid doctor is fine with this. My cycles are more regular, lighter and my PMS symptoms are less.