Contraceptive pill and levo???

So i stopped the contraceptive pill a week ago, as feel like i dont want to put anymore hormones in my body than what it needs, plus i swear i have been moody ever since being on the pill 15 years ago!!...

Anyway i am hypo and just wondered if any of you lovely people know much about the effects of taking the contraceptive pill with levo?

Does it reduce the levo?

Does it counteract with it?

Is stopping the contraceptive pill a good thing or bad thing in regards to my moods/anxiety??

Tia x

4 Replies

  • There is actually research that confirms that some women have altered moods on the pill regardless of anything else. So if being on it did effect your moods then being off it will be a good thing for you. However everyone is an individual so what works for one person doesn't work for the next.

  • Hi

    I came off the pill 10 years ago after being on it for 7 years and it was the best thing I've ever done.

    I have a copper coil and am very pleased with it. Ive had one for just over 5 years and will not be using anything else. As much as periods are annoying I feel my body needs to be as natural as possible.

  • You might find that you dont need as much levo now as the pill will block the levo to a certain extent. It depends if your thyroid is completely suppressed or if part of it still works. If you werent on levo and on the pill you would prob feel worse and your thyroid level would be low thats why taking the pill puts weight on so many women. Any artificial sex hormone is bad, I wonder about levo? Everybody is different. Will be interesting as to how better you feel when your natural hormones kick in again. If you dont have hashis have u ever considered the cause of being hypo as lack of tyrosine? Tyrosine effects mood big time its made from phlenelanalin ( the one i cant spell) it crosses the blood brain barrier and affects your dopamine etc. Its converted into tyrosine which when combined with iodine makes t4. You need progesterone to stimulate ur thyroid to make t4. Its all very complicated and you only need a small part of the puzzle to be missing to mess up your thyroid function. So being off the pill might make a big difference in time once ur body functions again without the pill. Hope this helps I have tried to explain the bits that are relavent to you but to explain thyroid function you would need a big complicated diagram as so many influences xx

  • I was on Yasmin contraceptive for a while (at the same time as being hypo) and the side effects were awful. It made me very anxious, snappy and moody. I was glad to be off it but the Dr ignored how I was feeling on it.

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