I went on the pill Loestrin 20 to help my heavy periods 4 years ago. My periods were always heavy and painful but suddenly became extremely heavy and I'd get midcycle spotting and agony during ovulation. I was sent to gynae, had a scan and was told all was clear other than a slightly enlarged womb but they weren't at all concerned. Their advice was to try a low dose pill. I had my concerns as I was scared of the side effects. I fear DVT, breast cancer like I am sure most women do before starting it. I was told it would give me my life back so reluctantly I agreed.
Well it changed my life in that regard, I have had very light pain free periods since and it's been a blessing. Last month was my second bleed since being on thyroxine and my period was very very light, if you'd even call it a period. I had a horrible headache and anxiety. I felt awful. I am due again today and no sign. I am not pregnant lol!
I am coming up to 37 this month. I had my BP checked 2 weeks ago and I have nice low bp and I am not overweight. My GP told me I was fine to stay on the pill as it's low dose and I am not in any risk category. I have found my anxiety increasing though now I am getting older about the risk with breast cancer, my GP tells me the increased risk is slim but it plays on my mind alot and I dread checking myself. I have found a few fatty lumps in the last year and had them checked out. It just made me think do I really want to be off it. I just can't decide whether it will make matters worse as my ferritin was rock bottom at 8 when I had heavy periods and my GP thought the periods were the cause. Do I really want to go back to the flooding periods and pain when right now I am feeling very ill with an underactive thyroid.
I am just wondering whether anyone found coming off the pill beneficial to their thyroid?
Also if anyone has time could they please see my post about Hypothyroidism causing CFS type symptoms. I didn't get any replies so it may have been over looked, or noone can relate.